Access To Higher Education Diploma - Childhood & Youth Studies Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0026-1C
Qualification Type Access to Higher Education
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is for people who are interested in working with children or young people in either an educational or welfare setting in professions such as teachers, social workers, or career guidance.

The course will look at the development of young people from psychological and sociological perspectives and consider the role of education in this process.

Access to HE course fees are TBC for the academic year 2020/2021.


Course units

  • Sociology of education
  • Sociology of the family
  • Sociology of crime and deviance
  • Psychology of early socialisation
  • Psychology of education
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Development of education
  • Practical teaching skills
  • Independent research project
  • Work experience in an organisation
  • ICT for academic study
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Research skills
  • Introduction to sociology
  • Introduction to psychology

Entry requirements

You must have a grade 3 (D) or above in GCSE English and Maths.

Minimum English language requirements apply for EU/EEA students and international students: IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

Your next steps...

The qualification is an accepted entrance qualification to higher education and is suitable for those who are interested in a teaching career or education related career such as educational administration and management, educational welfare, social work, counselling and career guidance.

It can also lead to many other graduate occupations available to those with a humanities qualification. If you are intending to apply for primary teacher training you will also need a GCSE in English, Maths and Science at grade A-C. Please note these grades are currently under review and may be upgraded by the government.

All applicants for teacher training courses at university will also have to pass a professional skills test in literacy and numeracy which is part of the application process, and you must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the degree course.