Course Duration
1 Year
Location
Burslem Campus
Course Cost
£ 3020.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if they meet specific criteria. Some L code courses at Level 3 to 6 may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for learners aged 19 and over.
Course Code
FL1012
Start Date
04/09/2023
Start Time
-
Day
Mon - Fri

Course Summary

Want to develop a career in Social Science or Law?

This course offers an in-depth understanding of contemporary legal and social science issues in the UK. Ideally suited to learners returning to education and wishing to pursue courses at University, this one year, part time programme will also develop your academic and study skills so you can excel at University.

The course is an ideal way of developing the skills necessary to progress to university whilst studying subjects that are relevant to your chosen degree programme.

The course covers the following subjects:

- Developing critical thinking
- Dynamics of Government
- Access to Justice
- Human rights, the individual and law
- Criminal Law and procedures
- Civil and criminal courts
- Contemporary issues in Social Policy
- Understanding crime and deviance
- Criminal criminology
- Crime and media
- Social factors in Health and Social Care
- Introduction to sociology
- Globalisation
- Social identity
- Understanding poverty
- Introduction to psychology
- Social relationships
- Social psychology
- Personality
- Political parties

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

Ideally you should have a Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language or a Level 2 In Functional Skills. However if you do not already have this qualification we will support you to improve your skills during your Access programme.
You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you. In addition, students will need to check the entry requirements for their chosen degree programme. Some courses require students to have GCSEs in Maths and/or English or relevant work experience. It is very important that you check these entry requirements before you start the course.

How Is It Assessed

You will be assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, open book tests, presentations, group activities and written reports, blogs, vlogs. The assessments take place throughout the course so you will not have to face any final exams at the end to pass the course, and you can monitor your progress at any stage. To achieve the Access to HE qualification you will need to gain 60 credits in total, a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 which will be graded and 15 credits which will be ungraded.

How Is It Taught

The Access course is taught through a range of teaching methods including lectures, discussions, research, group discussions and workshops and online learning. In addition to taught sessions students will develop independent research and study skills through seminar based sessions.

Typically, you should expect to be in College for approximately 9 hours per week, normally over one day or two evenings. In addition, you will need to undertake approximately fifteen hours of independent study per week to include additional research and assessment work.

What Could I do Next

Successful completion of the Access course will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification that is an alternative to the traditional qualifications required to progress to university.

Typically, successful students’ progress to a range of Legal and Social Science related degree programmes.

Entry Requirements

Ideally you should have a Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language or a Level 2 In Functional Skills. However if you do not already have this qualification we will support you to improve your skills during your Access programme.
You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you. In addition, students will need to check the entry requirements for their chosen degree programme. Some courses require students to have GCSEs in Maths and/or English or relevant work experience. It is very important that you check these entry requirements before you start the course.

How Is It Assessed

You will be assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, open book tests, presentations, group activities and written reports, blogs, vlogs. The assessments take place throughout the course so you will not have to face any final exams at the end to pass the course, and you can monitor your progress at any stage. To achieve the Access to HE qualification you will need to gain 60 credits in total, a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 which will be graded and 15 credits which will be ungraded.

How Is It Taught

The Access course is taught through a range of teaching methods including lectures, discussions, research, group discussions and workshops and online learning. In addition to taught sessions students will develop independent research and study skills through seminar based sessions.

Typically, you should expect to be in College for approximately 9 hours per week, normally over one day or two evenings. In addition, you will need to undertake approximately fifteen hours of independent study per week to include additional research and assessment work.

What Could I do Next

Successful completion of the Access course will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification that is an alternative to the traditional qualifications required to progress to university.

Typically, successful students’ progress to a range of Legal and Social Science related degree programmes.