Access to HE Level 3 Diploma (Social Sciences)

If you are aged 19 or older and looking for an alternative route to university to study Social Sciences, 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 Psychological Perspectives
  • Developmental Psychology Personality Theories
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Exploring Sociological Approaches
  • Inequality
  • The Family
  • Health & Illness
  • Sociological Research Project
  • Crime & 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
  • Child Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist


Your choices may include:

  • Sociology BA (Hons)
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • Social Policy BSc (Hons)
  • Social Work BA (Hons)
  • Politics BA (Hons)
  • Criminology BSc (Hons)
  • Public Services BA (Hons)