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Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Humanities & Social Science | Level 3


This access course helps you pursue a career in local government, civil service, trade unions, social services, voluntary organisations, charities or NGOs among others. The pathway is designed to prepare you for degrees in sociology, social policy, politics, international relations, law and a wide range of others in a related subject.
You will study topics in politics, current affairs, and issues such as power, class, gender, and race in contemporary society.
Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. On the course, you will also be supported with your UCAS application and we help prepare you for university admissions interviews.
Please note you must be aged 19 or older to join this course.


You must have a GCSE grade 9-4 (A* – C) in English and Maths.
You will be required to attend an interview with a member of the department.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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