Access to Higher Education Diplomas are for anyone considering going to university but who doesn’t have the subject specific qualifications to gain access to their chosen subject.

Completion of these courses enables progression to study at degree level. Many of our learners go on to study at Britain’s most prestigious universities. We offer Access to Higher Education courses in a wide range of subjects including Nursing, Radiography, Sports Science, Paramedic Studies, Midwifery, Phycology, Art History, Anthropology, Humanities and Social Sciences and Law.

We also run Higher Education courses in a range of subjects. These can be a more affordable option than university as our fees are less expensive than many universities plus, for some, we have financial support options.

Our higher education provision has successfully achieved the UK standards set by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Course Overview

The Access to HE Diploma in Social Sciences is an intensive one year programme of study. It will equip you with the skills, experience and qualifications to go on to study a range of higher education courses in social science areas that can then lead to careers in social work, psychologists, and probation officers, as well as professionals involved in the development of social policy as many of our past students are working in those fields.

Some of the subjects you will be studying are:

  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Politics
  • Study Skills

Over recent years our students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom and beyond, such as: Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Exeter and York. We also have a progression agreement with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck.

What Are the Entry Requirements?

GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grades A*-C

Awarding Body: Gateway Qualifications

  • Campus: Kensington Centre
  • Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Various
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
35 weeks
8,500 GBP
19 Plus £3022; Non-EU Fee £8500
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