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Access to HE Sociology and Criminology is a full level 3 qualification. When you achieve this qualification you will be able to progress onto university. You will study here at Conway Park Campus for 2 days a week.
You will need to know which university (or College) you wish to progress to as applications are made through UCAS in September.

Course details

During the course you will study two core modules:

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
    You will choose either Law or Social Work as your 3rd module.
    You will need to achieve 60 credits to gain a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma. You will study a total of 20 units all worth 3 credits each. You can gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit.
    Some Higher Education courses ask for a certain number of Merits or Distinctions to gain a place on their courses.
  • Entry guidelines

    4 GCSEs including English and Mathematics at Grade C or above (4 and above under new GCSE tariff).
    You will have an interview where you should demonstrate your understanding of the Higher Education programme you are interested in progressing to.
    You will also complete a written task to evidence a good standard of English language.
    If you wish to pursue a career in Social Work you will also need current and relevant experience of working/volunteering in a social care setting.

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed through assignments set such as essays, academic posters, reports, research tasks, timed assessments and presentations.

    Additional Information

    You will be required to complete a written task and which you will bring with you to interview. Evidence must be presented of qualifications.

    Where can I progress to?

    Once completed you will be able to progress to University to study subjects related to Sociology, Criminology, Law, Social Studies etc.
    Did you know you can study Higher Education at Wirral Met College?

  • Our Higher Education provision has significantly lower fees than Universities (currently £7500 for full time degree)
  • Our degrees are validated by our partner universities and your degree is awarded by one of the following:

  • University of Liverpool
  • Chester University
  • University of Central Lancaster

  • We offer a £500 bursary for each year of study to those students who have been previous students for the last 2 years or have an income below £25,000.
    We are on your doorstep, with public transport to each campus.
    We offer timetables that allow you to continue in work or meet caring commitments.
    We have smaller class sizes, meaning you will have more contact time with your tutors.
    We can support you both academically and personally to make sure you reach your full potential.

    When does this course run?

    • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref Y038K001

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £3200.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Tuesday 09:00 — 17:00 Conway Park
      Thursday 09:00 — 12:00 Conway Park

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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