NSCG | Access to HE Diploma (Social Science)
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Course overview

The Access to Social Sciences is a Level 3 qualification, which is designed to give students a direct progression route into a varied set of degree courses including, social work, education, psychology, forensic psychology, social policy, history, geography, English, law and other non-science degree.

This is a one year course where you will study, sociology, related studies/education units, psychology and skills for learning

All successful applicants will take part in two return to learn days where you will get an introduction to the teaching staff, content of the course, be taught some introductory sessions from the modules you will study, initial assessments, along with advise on how to start to formulate your personal statements.

What are the entry requirements?

You are required to have one GCSE in either maths or English language at a minimum of grade 4/c or above or level 2 functional skills. During the interview process, you will receive an in-depth one to one interview where you will discuss any other qualifications and or industry experience, along with expert advice and guidance as to the programme best suited for you. It is essential that you research before your interview the entry requirements for your future degree course as this varies from course to course.

Where applicable a further interview with the GCSE team will be arranged if a GCSE in either English or maths is required to be studied alongside the Level 3 Access Diploma.

All applicants need to be 18 from the 31st August 2020

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of assessment methods such as essays, academic posters, presentations, group work and other types of coursework. Your teachers will guide and support you through each assessment so that you can develop, improve and progress throughout the course.

What financial support is on offer?

Do not be put off by the cost of the course, as an Advanced Learning Loan is open to anyone aged over 19 studying a Level 3 or above qualification, is not means tested or subject to credit checks and you only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,000 per year.
If you successfully complete your Access to HE course, progress onto and complete a degree level programme, you do not have to pay back your Advanced Learning Loan.
If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full-time Level 3 programme your course will be completely free. For full details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance.

What can I do next?

Upon successful completion of our Access to HE Diploma you will be able to progress into areas such as social work, teaching, probation, law, education, psychology, counselling, social policy, history, geography, English and other non-science degree.

How do I find out more?

Please contact Please contact Dawn Cingoz on 01785 275267 or email dawn.cingoz@nscg.ac.uk
Alternatively contact Heather Rushton on 01782 254367 or email heather.rushton@nscg.ac.uk

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