Access to Higher Education: Social Sciences (Psychology, Criminology & Sociology) Level 3

The study of Social Sciences opens up diverse opportunities in areas such as the criminal justice system: HM courts and tribunal service; welfare services; the police, prison and probation services; youth and community work; and local government. For those wishing to pursue a career in Psychology, career paths may include: clinical, health, sport, forensic and neuropsychology.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
      XDHASOC
    • Validated By
      Ascentis
    • Learner Aim Reference
      40004296
    • Price
      £3,022 (student loans available)
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Part Time
    • Course Location
      Chorley Campus
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      34 weeks
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  • Overview

    Course content:

    • Higher Education Toolkit
    • Psychological Perspectives
    • Sociological Perspectives
    • Criminology

    You will also develop your study skills in: note taking, planning / structuring essays, critical and creative thinking and effective referencing.

     

  • Entry Requirements

    GCSE English at Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent.

    You will also be required to attend an interview with a member of our admissions team.

    Although not an entry requirement for this course, GCSE maths at Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent is also highly desirable in order to maximise your progression opportunities.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessment will be via assignment work, research projects, examinations, reports and reflective accounts.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to a higher level qualification / degree.

    It is important that prior to enrolling you research and contact the institution you wish to progress to, to ensure you are aware of the entry requirements for your chosen progression route and that this access course will be accepted as an entry requirement.

  • Health, Safety & Well-Being

    Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

    We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact Course Enquiries on 01772 642040.

  • Safeguarding

    Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.