Social Science Access to Higher Education Diploma - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This very popular course is forstudents agedover 19, interested in returning to education. It is designed tohelplearnersto gain new skills and qualifications to gain a place at university or to enhance career prospects.

All our Access Diplomas are made up of three Level 3 units with graded academic subject content and other Level 2 or ungraded Level 3 academic preparation skills units, which offer generic, introductory or personal development skills.

On the Social Science Diploma, choose three from the following subjects: Sociology, History, Maths or Psychology. In addition there will be core components such as study skills andICT.

Assessment Methods

Students will produce a portfolio of work over the year, and gain credits for assignments. There are exams in some subjects.

Progression Options

Students will receive help and advice with the selection of university and college courses available, and with application and interview procedures

Successful students can progress onto HE qualifications at Bridgwater & Taunton College’s University Centre, Somerset.

Please note: most university courses require GCSE Maths and/or English. There is opportunity to study both alongside the Access programme if needed.

Course Summary

Course Title Social Science Access to Higher Education Diploma
Entry Requirements

Applicants to this course need motivation and a willingness to learn! There
are no formal qualifications required for entry, but there is an initial
assessment and interview to ensure applicants are on the right course for the
skill level.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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