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Access to HE Humanities and Social Science (Social Work & Criminal Justice) Blended

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. 

Blended Learning involves a large amount of independent study using resources provided by our tutors, but also includes regular, mandatory in-college and online group sessions. Unlike fully online courses, Blended Learning offers the advantage of regular contact with both tutors and peers, and some degree of lessons and seminars in addition to independent learning. 

In-college sessions will always be on Monday evenings, but not every week. 

It is important to note that the overall amount of time needed to complete the Diploma is similar to in-college study, and students need to have a very high degree of self-motivation, organisation and the ability to work mostly independently. This course can be completed in one or two years. Completing the course in one year is considered to be full-time education and, as such, it is not appropriate to attempt the course in one year whilst in full-time work.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Duration

    This course can be completed over one year or two years.

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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.


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