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Access to Social Sciences

Access to Social Sciences


Health and Social Care

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The Access to Social Sciences course allows you to have an introduction to Sociology Psychology and criminology, whilst preparing you for higher study. This course will cover social interactions, analysis of behaviour, crime, research skills, social policy, socio-economic factors and academic writing skills amongst other units.

You will develop skills that will allow you to progress onto a range of degree-level programmes including psychology and sociology. During your time with us, we will assist you in completing a UCAS application and writing a personal statement to support the application. In doing this, you will evaluate your personal qualities, skills and experience and apply them to your chosen career. 

We give you the opportunity to practise your interview skills and create your CV. You also complete a module on presentation skills, improving these in preparation for interviews, university, and developing your confidence. 

Assessment is a combination of essays, presentations and seminars. 

At NWSLC, we always aim to support you by giving you a range of information, advice and guidance. If you would like to talk to anyone regarding your options, please do get in touch. You can make a enquire to our IAG advisors here:

Entry Requirements

Access to HE courses are open to anyone aged 19+. You will need GCSEs in English and maths at grade C/4 or above to join the Access to Higher Education programme. No previous experience is required. If you don’t have qualifications in English and maths, we recommend that you apply to study the Level 2 Pre-Access course alongside studying English and maths with us.

Next Steps

You will be equipped to progress on to a Higher Level programme such as HNC, HND, Degree or Higher Apprenticeship.
You could go into a wide range of pathways, including these subject areas; Psychology, Research and Development, Social Work, Forensic Psychology, Teaching, Sociology, Criminology, Equality and Diversity, Law and Counselling.

Mode of Study


Course Features

Level 3



September 2021

June 2022


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