Access to HE Diploma (Social Science & Health) – online for Adults

Course Code: Q267425

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    Access to Higher Education

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    £3,022.00 or Free

If you’re interested in today’s health issues and wish to study social science or a health-related degree at university, but haven’t got the qualifications you need, don’t worry. Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) will provide you with the opportunity to get back into education, change direction and turn your dreams into a reality.

This course includes 20 units:

  • academic writing skills
  • preparing a written assignment
  • health and wellbeing
  • introduction to psychology
  • understanding crime and deviance
  • the history of the National Health Service
  • introduction to cognitive psychology
  • contemporary issues in social policy
  • the roles & responsibilities of health care professionals
  • understanding poverty
  • understanding dementia
  • abnormal psychology
  • sociology of health
  • classification and use of social drugs and medicines
  • psychobiology of stress
  • approaches to health
  • health promotion
  • sociology of the family
  • equality and diversity within healthcare.

If you're a UK resident aged 19 or over then you may have pay your own fees but you can apply for the government backed Advanced Learner Loan. This will be paid back in monthly instalments but the payments only begin once you've finished the Access to HE diploma and are earning over over a certain amount - please check here for up-to-date details.

Ideally, once you've finished the Access to HE diploma you'll then go on to complete a higher education (HE) qualification, such as a degree course. The outstanding balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will then be written off.

We understand the time constraints of home and work life, our students don’t have to wait until September to enrol on a course and start studying. You can start your studies with us as soon as you enrol. Additionally, to save you even more time, there will be no classes to attend. Your entire qualification can be completed from the comfort of your own home, as and when you like.

At the end of your completed course, you will have a varied choice of careers or progression opportunities. Social sciences and humanities are compatible with almost every professional field.

This is a recognised entry qualification to universities and colleges across the United Kingdom.

You are required to have a GCSE in maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English.

You will study this course fully online. You will be supported by an online tutor.

As you progress through the Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) you will be required to complete an assignment for each unit. By looking at each submitted assignment, we will be able to monitor how far you have understood the content. A tutor will mark all assignments and return these to you along with some useful and constructive feedback. You will be awarded with a number of credits once all your assignments have been completed and marked.

In order to successfully complete the Access to HE Diploma you must earn 60 credits altogether. Note that 45 of these credits are taken from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content. The ungraded units consist of the remaining 15 credits. These are included to help you to develop your study skills effectively.

As part of your programme you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

Your Access to Higher Education Diploma and the way it is delivered within an innovative learning platform and is designed to give you the best possible chance of fulfilling your dream of studying at university. Higher Education Degrees confirm to any employer your intellect, motivation and ability to work independently to succeed not just in your area of specialism but also life itself. A higher education degree is a gateway qualification that will allow you to apply for thousands of graduate programmes as well as setting you apart from those who don't have a degree.

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