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Access to Higher Education: Social Sciences - Full-time

Access Social Sciences

Course outline

The social sciences focus on human behaviour: why do we do the things we do? What do we value as individuals and as a society? What makes us tick?

This course will get you thinking about these questions and more, preparing you for a university course in your chosen field, whether its sociology, psychology, social policy or humanities.

You’ll learn a broad range of skills and knowledge across the social sciences.

Over the year you will study the fascinating world of sociology, psychology and criminology, including units in:

  • Psychopathologies
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Memory
  • Sociology of crime and deviance
  • Criminology past and present
  • Penology
  • Victimology.

The course will be a fantastic preparation for life at university. You’ll improve your research, analysis, evaluation and report writing skills and take part in discussion and debate with your fellow students.

You’ll have support from a personal tutor who will guide you through your studies and support you in your university application.

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Location Date

Location:

The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Date:

Start: 4th September 2019

  • Course code: C000503
Qualification

CAVA Access to HE Diploma

Duration

1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

As the majority of our Access students are returning to learning as adults, we consider a range of experience when accepting students onto an Access programme. All students will be assessed to see what level they are learning at, particularly the level of English and maths skills, as these will be key to success whilst on a programme at Nottingham College. Your experience and level of study will be assessed at interview and this will determine your offer of a place at College.

The standard entry requirements for a level 3 programme at the College is:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A* to C/9 to 4, including English Language and Maths; or
  • A relevant Level 2 vocational qualification plus English Language and Maths at GCSE Grade A* to C/9 to 4 however relevant work experience will be considered as a substitute for a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification

Level 2 Functional Skills Maths may be used as an equivalent for GCSE Maths. If you have GCSE Maths and Functional Skills Level 2 in English you may undertake an initial assessment to determine your level of English.

It is not possible to study both GCSE English and Maths on this course.

Teaching & assessment

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

Progression

You can go on to degree-level course in sociology, psychology, communications and society, criminology or similar

Additional information

If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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