Access to HE Level 3 Diploma (Humanities & Education)

If you are aged 19 or older and looking for an alternative route to university to study humanities and education, the Access to HE course will allow you to progress with like-minded people in a mature and professional environment. We support mature students with few formal qualifications but with life experience and help to create pathways to life changing opportunities.

Course Level:
Level 3
1 Year
Aireville Campus
Awarding Body:


Many adults have the potential and ability to study for a Degree or professional qualification but have been unable to do so because their education was disrupted due to family, financial, social or personal circumstances. The Access course is a great way for mature students to get back into education. You will be given support and guidance throughout the UCAS application process so that when you have completed the course you are able to move straight onto your chosen degree.

Additional GCSEs may need to be studied alongside the course depending on the entry requirements of individual universities.


  • Exploring prose fiction
  • Writing for children
  • Original writing
  • Dramatic text
  • Poetry analysis
  • The novel
  • Exploring sociological approaches
  • Inequality
  • The family
  • Health and illness
  • Sociological research project
  • Crime and deviance
  • Study skills

Entry Requirements

  • 19 or older to start this course
  • GCSEs 9-4 (A*C) English or maths



Your choices may include:

  • Social Worker
  • FE Lecturer
  • Social Policy Advisor
  • Civil Servant
  • Police Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Journalist
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Lawyer
  • Politician


Your choices may include:

  • Sociology BA (Hons)
  • Social Policy BA (Hons)
  • Social Work BA (Hons)
  • Politics BA (Hons)
  • Criminology BSc (Hons)
  • Public Services BA (Hons)
  • English BA (Hons)
  • Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Creative Writing BA (Hons)
  • History BA (Hons)
  • Philosophy BA (Hons)
  • Law BA (Hons)

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