Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Social Sciences | Level 3

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0206-1C
Qualification Type Access to Higher Education
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The Northbrook MET Access to Social Sciences course is a one-year course that prepares you for entry into Higher Education for a range of professions, such as Primary teaching, Social Work, Psychology and Criminology.

The Access course is an ideal route to university for students who do not have the traditional entry requirements.

Our unit combinations of academic, psychology and sociology related topics will help you return to study and prepare you for your chosen degree.


Course aims

The aim of our Access courses are to inspire passion in your subject, and at the same time, build confidence and put you at ease with achieving university level standards.

Ungraded Units :

• Essay Skills

• Reviewing and planning for the future

• Time Management with Statistics

• Research Skills for Academic Study

• Communication and Presentation Skills

Course units

Graded Units:

• Extended independent Academic Study (Professional Studies)

• Psychology of Early Socialisation

• Introduction to Sociology

• The Sociology of Education

• The Sociology of the Family

• The Sociology of Poverty

• The Sociology of Crime and Deviance

• The Sociology of Health

• Introduction to Psychology

• The Effects of Stress

• Applied Stress Management

• The Psychology of Education

• The Psychology of Criminology

Entry requirements

If you didn't get the grades you needed at college, or if you never considered university an option but have now decided you'd like to continue your education, an Access course is for you.

GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and maths.

Additional GCSE's may be required by your chosen university.


An interview with a member of the department is required for this course. 

Your next steps...

This course will prepare you for further study and entry into university for a range of professions, such as Primary teaching, Social Work, Psychology and Criminology.

You may pursue a career in social work or a welfare profession.