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
- Higher Education Toolkit
- Psychological Perspectives
- Sociological Perspectives
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, a Level 2 maths qualification is desirable on starting the course but not essential. Where applicants do not have this qualification, progress will be reviewed by the Head of Studies and they will study Level 2 maths alongside this course starting in Semester 2.
- 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.
Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.
- Delivery Method
This course is currently delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of online delivery and a small amount of classroom-based lessons, with social distancing measures in place. This is under regular review and any changes will be updated here.