Access to HE

Access to HE Sociology and Criminology - Y038

Conway Park Full Time Level 3

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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

    This course is for students aged 19plus.

    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.

    If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    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.

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  • Apply Now

    Starting 3rd September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF Y038L001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £3022.00

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

    Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

    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.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

    Planned Timetable

    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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