The following units are delivered on this course:
Mandatory units (Ungraded)
- Academic Writing (3 credits)
- Information literacy skills (3 credits)
- Presentation skills (3 credits)
- Research Skills (3 credits)
- Researching and Understanding Opportunities in Higher Education (3 credits)
Academic units (Graded)
- Key aspects of psychology (6 credits)
- Psychological Disorders (6 credits)
- Developmental Psychology (6 credits)
- Sociology: Concepts and Perspectives (6 credits)
- Social Inequality or Statistics for Psychology (3 credits)
- Crime and Deviance (6 credits)
- Understanding the Welfare State (6 credits)
- Poverty in contemporary Britain (6 credits)
Social Work pathway: if you wish to progress to a Social Work degree at university, you will have the option to study ‘The role and responsibility of a social worker’, instead of ‘Crime and Deviance’.
Psychology pathway: Students wanting to specialise in psychology will also have the option to study further psychology modules including ‘Statistics for Psychology’,
‘Biopsychology’ and ‘Social Psychology’. You will also undertake a research skills
project of psychology.
You will develop the academic skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to progress into Higher Education or pursue a career in Health and Social Care.
Assessment includes coursework and exams in two semesters over the year. Some units may include presentations. All work is internally moderated and externally moderated by assessors from the awarding body Certa.
This course is delivered at Quarry Hill Campus.
You need GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C or above (Grade 4 or above if you did your GCSEs from 2017) or equivalents qualifications.
Additional requirements: Successful interview and demonstration of appropriate sector care values.
The Diploma is designed to give successful students a route to many Higher Education courses both locally and nationally including Social Work, Psychology, Youth Work, Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy based subjects.
Following your application to an Access HE course, you are strongly advised to research the individual entry requirements for the HE courses and universities you wish to progress to.
Students who have successfully completed the Humanities and Social Science diploma
have progressed to university to study:
- Social Work
- Youth studies
- Working with families and young people
- Social policy.
Students have also gone on to study politics, international relations and history. However, you will need to check with the universities to ensure that the units delivered on this pathway meet their entry requirements.
Students have also progressed onto Social Work apprenticeships.