The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme, and students must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment.
This study programme in total contains 60 credits, 45 credits at Level 3 and graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and 15 at Level 3 graded at Pass or Ungraded.
There are 18 credits in Psychology, 9 credits in Criminology, 12 credits in Sociology and 6 credits for a subject-based Research Project.
The Psychology units include:
- Abnormal Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Basic Counselling Theory
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Valuing Diversity
There will also be a subject-based Research project.
The Criminology units include Crime & Deviance and Offender Profiling.
The Sociology units include Sociology of the Family – Household and Family Structure and Sociology of Education.
There will be additional study skills units in:
- HE Study Skills
- Critical Thinking
A variety of assessments is used which includes essays, posters, case studies, presentations, exams, and portfolio evidence. You will be in College for 2 days for the Access to HE Diploma, plus half a day for English or maths.
What careers can I go into if I complete the access social science course?
- Law & Criminology justice
- Mental health nursing
- Journalism and broadcasting
For further information on CAVA click http://www.cava.ac.uk/