Access to Social Science

Access to University courses at Portslade Adult Learning

This course is essential for students wishing to move on to Social Science related Higher Education courses including degrees in Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. Students are given full support to apply for a university place

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This course is essential for students wishing to move on to Social Science related Higher Education courses including degrees in Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. Students are given full support to apply for a university place

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • To develop confidence and self- awareness.
  • To develop the ability to write in the appropriate academic tone and format.
  • To develop skills of critical analysis and reflective practice.
  • To develop the ability to work independently and in group activities.

COURSE CONTENT

Course content includes 11 units that have been chosen to be vocationally relevant for careers in the Social Sciences. The units include the following;
Essay skills.
Personal organisation and time management.
Reviewing and planning for the future.
Numeracy, Sociology and Psychology.
Stress management.
Crime and Deviance.
Research in a community setting.
Independent academic study.


TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Tutorials.
  • Workshops.
  • Assignments.
  • Presentations.
  • Independent study.

Please note that students will be expected to:

  • Meet deadlines.
  • Conduct research.
  • Take part in group activities.
  • Become independent learners and manage their time effectively.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

No formal qualifications are required. However, the interview process will include a literacy and numeracy assessment and students should achieve level 2 or above in these assessments. Students who do not achieve level 2 may be advised to complete Maths and English GCSE. It is essential that candidates check the entry requirements for their university choices before enrolling for the ACCESS course. If you do require both Maths and English, then you might consider completing these alongside a course such as Mental Health Awareness level 2, Skills for Working in Health and Social Care Professions or Counselling level 2.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

You will be assessed through a range of methods including essays, presentations, exams and a small-scale research project. You will be given regular tutorials to check progress, identify any issues, set targets and support your return to academic study and writing.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

An additional 10-16 hours of home study is required


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Pen, paper, folder and dividers. The recommended reading list will be provided at the interview.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

This pathway is suitable for students wishing to move on to Social Science related Higher Education courses including degrees in Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. This course is suitable for career enhancement or university entrance on a wide variety of courses. Students are given support to apply for a university place through the UCAS applications process.

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