Course: Access to Humanities & Social Science

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


1 Year



The course aims to build on your existing experience and abilities and to prepare you for the demands of study at university or in some other form of advanced education or training. The subjects you will study are Study Skills, Sociology, Psychology and English Literature. In addition to the formal lessons, individual tutorials and careers advice sessions are held throughout the course. There is also an optional educational visit to Turin in Italy to visit the Museum of Criminology which you will study during the Crime and Deviance module of the course.

  • Progression to higher education

Fees & Costs

You may be entitled to fee remission or if you are 24+ you can apply for a loan. Ask for more information.

To find out more about Access courses click here.


A sufficient standard of Numeracy and English Language is needed to cope with the demands of the course. We strongly advise you to have a GCSE in English language and maths at grade C or above as the majority of university providers will require this. All students will undertake diagnostic assessment to assess these skills during the course interview or induction process and you will be required to demonstrate that you can work at level 2 in these subject areas. Students may be able to study for one GCSE in either English Language or maths alongside the Access course. This will be discussed during the Access interview process.


Assessment methods are varied on the course and mirror assessment methods that are likely to be experienced on most university degree programmes. Assessments take the form of essays, presentations, case studies, research project and written examinations. Additionally, assessment for the Study Skills unit is a portfolio of evidence which is compiled throughout the year. Assessments are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction, with the exception of the Information Technology unit and Study Skills which are ungraded.


Degree courses or higher level training

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