Where will this course lead?

This 9 month programme is ideal if you are intending to progress to Higher Education. The Access to Higher Education programme is recognised by all universities nationally and will give you a thorough understanding of the subjects you may study at university.

The range of subjects on offer will enable you to choose the appropriate options to progress onto degree courses leading to a variety of careers such in areas such as:

- Social Justice

- Law

- Politics

- International Studies

- Social Work

- Criminology

- Sociology

What will I study?

There is one core subject which is study skills. Those students wishing to go into specialist careers will need to choose the recommended subjects from the following options depending on the pathway chosen:

- Criminology (Blossomfield only)

- Social Policy

- Sociology

How will this course be delivered?

The Access to Higher Education programme is 10 hours per week. The majority of classes run from 9.30 to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The course is taught by highly experienced specialist tutors using the latest innovative teaching methods.

What qualifications will I get?

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences).

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through internal assignments and written exams.

The programme is verified by the Open College Network West Midlands Region.

How do I get a place on the course?

Access to Higher Education application, successful interview and diagnostic assessment.

What are the entry requirements?

It is essential that you hold a minimum of a level 2 qualification in English and Maths.

You will need to demonstrate your ability and commitment and be able to show that you have the appropriate educational background/experiences that will allow you to be successful on a level 3 Access to Higher Education programme.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application, please let us know and we can help with this too.

What else do I need to know?

The College has an extensive library and all the facilities required to make your learning an enjoyable experience.

Solihull College & University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

Students will be expected to pay for their own DBS.

What can I do after this course?

You should study this course if the intention is to progress into Higher Education to study degrees in disciplines such as:

Social Justice

Applied Social Sciences



Social Policy


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