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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
11.2 Sociology and Social Policy
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAA150117
Price:
£120.00 per learner
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.

Following successful completion of this Diploma, learners will be able to progress to University to study a range of social studies and humanities pathways, including sociology and social policy, applied social studies, education and criminology.

Access to HE Social Studies and Humanities

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 Research

Students must achieve all credits from this group

Research: Extended Writing Project

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

Students must achieve 15 credits from this group

Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Application of Number - Calculations

Level:
Level 2
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Communication - Speaking and Listening

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Guidance, Preparation and Progression

Level:
Level 2
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Mathematics - Interpreting and Presenting Information

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

Students must achieve all credits from this group

Atypical Development and Abnormal Behaviour

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

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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English Literature - Prose Criticism

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
FC3/3/NM/028
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English Literature: Drama Criticism

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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Introduction to Sociology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
EE2/3/ER/905
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Social Psychology

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

Students must achieve 9 credits from this group

Crime and Deviance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
EE2/3/ER/043
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Introduction to Social Policy

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

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
Not available
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

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

Learning Aims Search

The Hub provides a Learning Aims Search which you can use to check the funding status of any qualification or unit.

View this qualification on the ESFA’s Hub website

From 1st July 2021, the Hub will be replaced by a new Find a learning aim (FALA) service. This service is currently in BETA so if you experience any issues with finding funding details, please double check on the Hub above, or contact your account manager.

View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

How to find a learning aim

If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

How to Use: Find a learning Aim


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).
  • Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.

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.

The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

Access to HE Quick Guides

Information for Access Centres

Access to HE Administration