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Access to HE – Humanities & Social Sciences Diploma – (Social Work and Criminal Justice Pathway) FT

This course is QAA accredited and validated through SEG Awards. 

Throughout this course you will study a range of different subject areas across sociology, criminology and psychology. 

Students on this pathway are expected to progress to study university courses in discipline such as social work, criminology, probation, police force, psychology, counselling, etc. 

This course is completed in one year. You will attend college 2 days per week (Monday and Tuesday 9am – 5pm), and you will need to do a similar amount of independent study in addition to college attendance. This is considered to be a full-time course of study.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

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Topics you will study on this course include:

  • Criminology Theories
  • Current issues in Criminology
  • Human Rights
  • Law & Morality
  • Psychological Profiling
  • Child Development
  • Behaviour & the Brain
  • The Welfare State
  • Youth Subculture
  • Poverty in Contemporary Britain

Assessment takes place at regular intervals throughout the course. Units take around 7 weeks to complete with assessment normally taking place at the end of the unit. A range of assessment methods is used including research tasks, structured questions, presentations and in-class tests.

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade C / 4 before starting on this course. However, we welcome all applications and take account of individual circumstances including work experience and other achievements when offering places.

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

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