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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
11.2 Sociology and Social Policy
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAA140066
Price:
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Age Range:
19+

Why choose this qualification?

This Diploma is currently being revalidated for 2018/19. Should you wish to offer this Diploma or would like further information please contact our Business Development Team on 01206 911240 or on DevelopmentGroup@gatewayqualifications.org.uk.

Within the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Psychology and Sociology, learners will cover a range of disciplines such as;

  • Law and Crime
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Social Behaviour
  • Sociology
  • The Media

Following successful completion of this Diploma, learners will be able to progress to University to study a number of pathways, including psychology, sociology, social sciences, social studies and others.

Access to HE Psychology and Sociology

Rules of Combination

The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification with common requirements relating to the description of student achievement.

The Diploma is a credit-based, graded qualification, and requirements relate to both the award of credit and to the award of grades. Details of the credit framework and requirements relating to the award of credit are provided, with the general specifications for the qualification, in The Access to Higher Education Diploma and credit specifications.

Individual named Diplomas are identified by separate titles and are validated at local level by Access Validating Agencies (AVAs).

The Diploma has its own approved set of units of assessment, governed by rules of combination, which are appropriate to the subject of the Diploma. Common grading requirements apply to all individual Diplomas.


Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve all credits from this group.

Approaches to Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
Not available
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Introduction to Sociology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
EE2/3/ER/026
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Graded Research

Students must achieve all credits from this group.

Research Project - Methodology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
Not available
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Ungraded Units

Students must achieve all credits from this group.

Examination Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Introduction to Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Sociological Perspectives and Methods

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Study Skills - Academic Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Graded Academic Optional

Students must achieve 27 credits from this group.

Abnormal Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Child Development

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Crime and Deviance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
EE2/3/ER/043
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Health Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
Not available
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Household and Family Structures

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
EE9/3/ER/002
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Individual Differences

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Media Representation

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
ED8/3/ER/001
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Poverty

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
EE2/3/ER/036
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Psychology and Law

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Social Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Sociology of Health

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
EE2/3/ER/025
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The Psychology of Offender Profiling

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Understanding Counselling Theories

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
Not available
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Funding information

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Additional funding information for Access to HE

  • Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
  • Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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