Access to Higher Education (Humanities and Social Science)

  • CODE
    Full time
    1 Year
    Laser Learning Awards
  • Free tuition for students under 19 on 31 August prior to start date
  • Advanced Learner Loans available to students aged 19 or over
Access opens doors to university and study for a higher education course when you want a change in career direction.

This pathway prepares you for university study and eventual employment in areas such as social work, psychology and sociology.

To develop as an independent learner you will complete an independent learning module alongside your taught modules.

Study skills will prepare you for higher education with the essential skills of writing essays and making oral presentations, as well as other academic requirements such as note-taking, researching, revision and examination techniques.

IT is a compulsory module, which will develop your IT skills so that you can work effectively and confidently with Word and PowerPoint.

All students produce a portfolio of work built throughout the course and formal assessments throughout the year, which may include (dependent on subjects chosen): essays, presentations, coursework, experiment reports, and timed in-class exercises.

The course prepares you for university and is recognised by all UK universities.
Advanced Learner Loan


You need to be over 19 and have a desire to study at university level.

You will be invited to an interview where any entry criteria for your chosen pathway will be discussed with you on an individual basis.