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Course overview

This pathway is for those individuals who want to progress into areas within social science or the education sector. You will study a range of modules and units in which you will build upon your knowledge and understanding of psychology, sociology, law and education. A team of expert staff will provide outstanding teaching and learning experiences in a supportive and inspiring environment so that you are able to reach your full potential!

What else do I need to know?

A student loan may be applied for in order to cover the full cost of the course. On successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma and successful completion of a degree level course at university, this initial student loan will be wiped out! Therefore you are having the course for FREE! Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.

What are the entry requirements?

You are required to have one GCSE in either maths or English Language at grade C or above. The entry requirements may change depending on your chosen university course - this will be discussed at interview.You must be operating at a minimum of Level 2 Literacy and Level 1 Numeracy to be able to cope with the academic demands of the course. You will have your levels of Literacy and Numeracy assessed at one of our Introductory Sessions, where you will be advised whether you are ready to progress onto the Access to HE Diploma. If you are not ready there are other routes that may be available to you and Access staff will be on hand to guide you in that respect.

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, as well as many others.

How do I find out more?

Please contact Alex Condliffe, Faculty Administrator on 01782 254124 or email alex.condliffe@nscg.ac.uk

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