Course Code: SD1FE22 Social Care - Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 04 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis course is ideal if you wish to have a career in family support, children's services, children's centres, mental health services, learning disabilities support, substance misuse work or working with the elderly and associated services. The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which will prepare you for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. The course is run over 1 academic year and is designed for learners aged 19 years and above. Advanced Learning Loans are available. Entry Requirements Direct Entry 3 GCSEs Grade 4 (C) or above including maths or English Grade 4 (C) or above. Relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification plus maths or English Grade 4 (C) or above/ level 2 Functional Skills maths and English. Not achieved Maths or English GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above. You will need to complete the one-year Level 2 (GCSE) maths or English alongside your Access to HE qualification. If you do not meet the entry requirements Don’t worry – you can apply for our Pre Access course https://blackpool.ac.uk/course/sd1fe08 which will prepare you for the Access to Higher Education course. You can also work towards achieving your Level 2 (GCSE) Maths and/or English at the same time. Qualification ObtainedAccess to HE Diploma (Social Science) Industry Placement and Field TripsThere is no work placement as part of this course; however you may wish to contact your chosen university and check if work experience or voluntary work is a requirement for their degree programme. This would be done in your own time and no time allowance would be given as part of our course. Learning and Teaching Methods The Access to HE Health and Social Professions is a 60 credit Diploma. You will complete the following subjects: Sociology (30 credits) Psychology (21 credits) HE Study Skills (9 credits) A variety of teaching and learning strategies and techniques are used to motivate and support students. Classroom time is 340 hours over the year which equates to 10 hours a week. We would expect private study time (research/background reading/creation of drafts and final reports) to be an extra 10 hours a week. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. The Access to HE course has a range of assessment methods including essays, reports, presentations and seen tests. There are no formal exams as part of this programme Other Costs and Equipment NeededAs well as providing their own stationery, to include pens, notepad and an A4 folder, we recommend that students have access to a laptop and to the internet. In some instances, it may be possible for the College to assist with this. Replacement ID badges cost £3 or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass. For photocopying, students are provided with the first 80 black and white free of charge. Any additional copies for black and white are charged at 4p per copy. Although course textbooks are available in the College library, we will provide a list of recommended texts at the beginning of the course which you may wish to purchase. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: ASCENTIS Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression The completion of the Level 3 Access to HE programme is usually acceptable for progression to Higher Education. It is advised that you check with the university you would like to study at to check their entry requirements. Successful students can move to Higher Education study, either at Blackpool and the Fylde College or other institutions. This course is ideal if you would like to have a career in family support, children's services, children's centres, mental health services, learning disabilities support, substance misuse work or working with the elderly and associated services.