Access to Higher Education
Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Level 3 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a recognised qualification which aims to prepare you for study at degree level. If you’d like to go to university or change career direction, but have no previous qualifications, an Access to HE course can provide you with the subject knowledge along with techniques to help you back into studying.

This qualification is designed for those wishing to make their careers in the following areas: civil service, teaching, public administration and local authorities, journalism and media, heritage and conservation work, social care and social science careers, youth and community work, police and probation work.

This course will provide a supportive learning environment and prepare you to learn independently, including the opportunity to develop study skills and academic knowledge. Enrichment activities are also offered, along with course-related visits / trips (partially self-funded).

Modules will cover a broad base of humanities and social science topics including:

  • Psychology
  • Media studies
  • Literature
  • History
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Mathematics
  • Communication and study skills

Assessment will include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Research projects
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Debates
  • Reports
  • Extended essay
  • Time constrained assessments
  • Level 2 qualification or GCSE
  • You may be asked to complete a short written exercise to establish support needs

Higher Education programmes at Level 4 or other Further Education programmes.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £10*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This course will provide a supportive learning environment and prepare you to learn independently, including the opportunity to develop study skills and academic knowledge. Enrichment activities are also offered, along with course-related visits / trips (partially self-funded).

Modules will cover a broad base of humanities and social science topics including:

  • Psychology
  • Media studies
  • Literature
  • History
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Mathematics
  • Communication and study skills

Assessment will include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Research projects
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Debates
  • Reports
  • Extended essay
  • Time constrained assessments
  • Level 2 qualification or GCSE
  • You may be asked to complete a short written exercise to establish support needs

Higher Education programmes at Level 4 or other Further Education programmes.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £10*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

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