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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities & Social Science)

Coleg y Cymoedd

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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    Nantgarw Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Information

This course prepares you for progression to Higher Education to study Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for University-level study, with many past students going on to gain degrees and other awards.

What Will I Learn?

You will study English Literature, Sociology, Psychology and Law (Nantgarw and Rhondda campuses) or History (Aberdare and Ystrad Mynach Campuses), all at Level 3. You will also study Communication, Oral Presentation Skills and Study Skills at Level 3, and Numeracy at Level 2. A range of units is studied for each subject area.


You will be assessed by continuous assessment with at least one unseen controlled assessment in each subject area. Assignments are graded Pass, Merit, or Distinction. You will also be expected to maintain your course files and all portfolios to the required standards.

Career Progression

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply for Honours degree courses in Higher Education in a wide range of Humanities and Social Science based courses or seek employment. Degree opportunities include: teaching, social work, police studies, housing, youth work, probation, criminology, counselling and therapeutic practices, as well as Law, Sociology, Psychology and English.

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University information

Coleg y Cymoedd

  • Campus address

    Coleg y Cymoedd, Twyn Road, Hengoed, Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, CF82 7XR, Wales

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