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Access to HE (Social Science) (Social Work and Criminal Justice) AIMAWARD Level 3 Diploma PT

Throughout this course you will study a range of different subject areas including Sociology, Psychology and Criminology.

The units are designed to help you to build on your knowledge and develop your skills in preparation for progressing to university.


Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    This course is a part-time course, with 1 day a week attendance required in college over two academic years. There will be a requirement for you to complete additional study outside of the classroom.

  • Awarding Body

    AIM Network

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The units you will study throughout this course are:


  • Social Stratification
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Identity
  • Understanding Poverty
  • The Origins of the Welfare State


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • The Brain and Nervous System
  • Forensic Psychology


  • Understanding Crime and Deviance
  • Measurements of Crime
  • Critical Criminology
  • The Criminology of Prisons


  • Human Rights the Individual and the Law
  • Access to Justice

Academic Studies

  • Academic Writing
  • Research Topic
  • Presentation Graphics

Assessment Methods

At the end of each unit, you will complete an assignment to assess your knowledge of the unit.

To successfully achieve your Diploma, you will need a total of 60 credits.

Progress through the Access programme is dependent on each individual’s previous qualifications and experience. Students typically complete Access to HE in 1 to 3 years depending upon starting point and other commitments. Within the Access programme, a range of Level 2 courses including GCSEs are offered as part of your study programme if required. Your individual learning path will be discussed with you at your interview.

Please apply through the ‘apply online’ tab below to secure your interview.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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