Access to HE: Social Sciences and Humanities (part time)

Access to HE: Social Sciences and Humanities (part time)

  • Course Code: PLR3ACC002 (1820)
  • Prospectus Title: Access to HE: Social Sciences and Humanities (part time)
  • Mode of Study: PART-TIME
  • Duration: 2 Years (7. hours per week)
  • Campus: London Road Campus
  • Start Date: 3 September, 2018
  • Course Tuition Fee: £ 3022

Entry requirements

The Access Diploma will no longer include Maths & English as GCSE equivalent subjects. However, these are entry requirements for most university courses. It is strongly advised that you achieve these before you start an Access course. You can study GCSE English, Maths and Science at Shrewsbury College. Your options will be discussed at interview.

Who is it for?

This course is designed to prepare adults for degree level study. It offers a rigorous A level equivalent in a supportive environment. Access programmes are flexible and attractive to adult students who would like to improve their educational qualifications and are popular with students who may have been out of formal education for some time and who appreciate a more adult-friendly learning atmosphere. Most students aim for careers in nursing, social work or teaching but the range of destinations is not limited to these.

What does the course involve?

Students wishing to study Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science or other health related courses will enrol in the Access to HE Health Diploma and study Human Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Health Studies, Study Skills and IT. Students wishing to study Education or humanities related courses will enrol in the Access to HE Social Studies with Literature Diploma and study Psychology, Sociology, Literature, History, Study Skills and IT. Full or part-time programmes are available over 1 or 2 years (34 weeks a year) day & evening to fit around other commitments and responsibilities

How is the course assessed?

The assessment techniques used are varied throughout the programme but most is by continuous assessment, as adult students generally prefer this.

Additional costs

An Advanced Learning Loan may be available to meet the costs advertised. You may need to obtain some books to assist your studies.

Additional notes

Guidance is offered at advice events, interview and induction to ensure you select modules that meet the requirements for your intended university course.

What do I do next?

? You can apply online if there is an APPLY NOW button for this course on our website. Otherwise complete an application form and send it to Central Admissions at our London Road campus. Application forms are available in the full-time prospectus, on our website at If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, or ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For

Other details

Contact College for details. No concessions.

If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay some tuition fees.

This can be clarified by ringing Course Advice on 01743 342333.

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