Access to Higher Education Diploma - Humanities, Social Science and Law

An alternative route to University or Higher Education for students aged 19+ who have been out of education for at least a year. The Access to Higher Education Diploma - Humanities, Social Science & Law is designed to give adult students, who may have left school early or have been out of education for a number of years, the opportunity to develop academic skills, confidence and knowledge before applying to university. This course requires a minimum of 90% attendance and the successful completion of 45 Level 3 credits and 15 Level 2 or 3 credits. The Access Diploma is awarded at a Pass, Merit or Distinction. It is strongly advisable to have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade C / 4 or above before undertaking an Access Diploma.  If you do not have these qualifications, you will be given the opportunity to study them at Kingston College alongside the Access course.


Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress.  

Course Content

The programme is made up of a mixture of specialist subjects and a core support programme. Students choose three specialist subjects from Sociology, Psychology, English, Law and History. The remainder of the programme will comprise of Study Skills which are designed to provide all students with essential skills underpinning learning on the course and in undergraduate study for example note-taking, research and presentation skills.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements are necessary but it is strongly advisable to already have English GCSE at Grade C / 4 or above. As part of the application procedure, you will take a literacy screening test and free-writing test to confirm your written communication skills are at a level to cope with the written demands of the course. If you are successful in the diagnostic tests you will be invited to attend an interview with a member of the team and will be expected to provide a satisfactory reference if you are offered a place on the course. This course requires a high level of commitment inside and outside the classroom. As the programme is so intensive you will be expected to attend all classes and complete lesson preparation and assignments outside class time. It is strongly advisable to have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade C / 4 or above before undertaking an Access Diploma.  If you do not have these qualifications, you will be given the opportunity to study them at Kingston College alongside the Access course.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress.  

Duration and Delivery

One year, part time (September start) Study at College is likely to be spread over three days and you will need to set aside 10-15 hours for study at home. Work and personal commitments will need to fit around College and personal study time and it is advisable to consider these issues well in advance of joining the course.

Progression

Students on this diploma have gone on to study English, History, Law, Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Journalism and Philosophy/Theology at a range of universities, including the University of Cambridge and the Russell Group of universities.

Additional Information

Tuition Fees 2016-17 –  £3,022 International students - £8500. Fees are subject to change every academic year.

Additional Information Many universities will require credits to be achieved at Merit or Distinction level. It is sensible to note down university entry requirements when conducting research at an early stage.

 

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on  020 8268 3073 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The Access to HE Diploma - Humanities, Social Science & Law is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.

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