The Access to Higher Education Diploma – Humanities is designed to prepare students to study Humanities and Social Science in Higher Education. This is located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA).
It provides the knowledge, understanding and skills required to progress to Higher Education or to enhance employment potential.
Applications can be made from learners who do not hold any formal qualifications; however, a skills assessment and an interview will need to be undertaken to determine suitability for the course.
Learners with GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C or above do not need to undertake the skills assessment but will have an interview.
Applicants should have a positive disposition and deal well with challenges and be motivated, reliable, and mature.
Successful completion of the course allows entry onto a wide range of degree programmes including Law, History, English, Psychology, Counselling, Criminology, Teacher Training and Social Work.
Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Teaching and learning will take place by a process of lectures, tutorials, seminars, discussions, demonstrations, blended learning and group work. Learners will be assessed by using a range of
assessment strategies including presentations, essays and class tests. Learners will be assessed by a range of assessments methods.