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This course is essential for students wishing to move on to Social Science related Higher Education courses including degrees in Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. Students are given full support to apply for a university place
Course content includes 11 units that have been chosen to be vocationally relevant for careers in the Social Sciences. The units include the following;
Personal organisation and time management.
Reviewing and planning for the future.
Numeracy, Sociology and Psychology.
Crime and Deviance.
Research in a community setting.
Independent academic study.
No formal qualifications are required. However, the interview process will include a literacy and numeracy assessment and students should achieve level 2 or above in these assessments. Students who do not achieve level 2 may be advised to complete Maths and English GCSE. It is essential that candidates check the entry requirements for their university choices before enrolling for the ACCESS course. If you do require both Maths and English, then you might consider completing these alongside a course such as Mental Health Awareness level 2, Skills for Working in Health and Social Care Professions or Counselling level 2.
Pen, paper, folder and dividers. The recommended reading list will be provided at the interview.
Please note that students will be expected to:
You will be assessed through a range of methods including essays, presentations, exams and a small-scale research project. You will be given regular tutorials to check progress, identify any issues, set targets and support your return to academic study and writing.
An additional 10-16 hours of home study is required
This pathway is suitable for students wishing to move on to Social Science related Higher Education courses including degrees in Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. This course is suitable for career enhancement or university entrance on a wide variety of courses. Students are given support to apply for a university place through the UCAS applications process.