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Access to Higher Education: Social Science (19+) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and interested in exploring human behaviour. Whilst studying you will be exploring explanations behind mental health, offending behaviour, and assessment of social changes in relation to behaviour.

You’ll learn a broad range of skills and knowledge across the social sciences with psychology, criminology and sociology with unit including:

  • Psychopathologies
  • Treatment and Therapies
  • Forensic Psychology: Offender Profiling
  • Criminology: Past and Present
  • Victimology
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance

A focus of the course will be on developing your academic skills in preparation for university, improving written ability, critical thinking, researching and verbal communication.

As part of the course, you will work with your tutor who will support you with your university application and monitor your progression on the course.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 2nd October 2023

Course code: C000503 / Q002762


CAVA Access to HE Diploma


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You must be 19 or over to apply for this course

You’ll need 5 GSCE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including English. You may study GCSE Maths and this will become part of your study programme for the duration of the year.

Teaching & assessment

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university.


Choose to follow with a degree course in sociology, psychology, communications and society, criminology or similar.

Additional information

You may be eligible for funding for this course. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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