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Access to Higher Education (Humanities, Social Work and Teaching)

West Lancashire College

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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    West Lancashire College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    35 weeks

Course summary

Course Overview

The Access to Humanities, Social Work and Teaching course provides an access route to be able to study at University in a range of subject areas including English, History, Sociology, Psychology, Law and Teaching.

The course is designed to be the step to higher education and is ideal for adults who have been away from education for some time or who wish to change the direction of their lives.

As a student studying Access to Humanities, Social Work and Teaching you will benefit from; links with our partner Universities, expert tutors with many years of academia and experience in supporting transition to university, professional workshops and seminars delivered by university Professors, bespoke university days and support with UCAS personal statements.

This year our Access to Humanities, Social Work and Teaching graduates have received offers to study a variety of disciplines including Physical Education in Secondary Schools, Teaching, Learning and Child Development and Business & Management.

Course Content

  • English Language & Literature (level 3) - topics to be covered include: literary criticism of the novel, a selection of poetry and a play. We will also be covering various language topics such as the history of the English language and Child Language Acquisition.
  • History - Economic and Social Change 1870 -1939 (level 3) – (topics to be covered include: 19th century economy and society, study of a significant individual or movement (the labour movement), Edwardian Britain, causes and effects of WW1, inter war Britain e.g General Strike, Great Depression etc
  • Plus – Study Skills, Study Techniques and Academic Writing – with a heavy emphasis on applying and preparing for university

Learning and Assessments

Assessment will be by coursework and controlled Assessment and/or examinations. Accreditation will be by AIM (Aspire, Inspire Motivate).

Qualifications Gained

Full QAA recognised (and highly regarded) AIM Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities. Please speak to a relevant person at your chosen university to get their opinion on the value of taking an Access course as a route which will thoroughly prepare you for the rigours of university.

Career Opportunities

It provides opportunities for employment in all levels of teaching as well as all aspects of social work and related professions, however, a student is not restricted to these professions alone and may wish to seek employment or further study in other areas.

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University information

West Lancashire College

  • Campus address

    West Lancashire College, Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6DX, England

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