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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.

START DATE AND TIME:
Thu, 27th April 2017
0930 - 1700
DURATION:
34 Weeks
Code:
FE010C
Advanced Learning Loan:
£3022
Concessionary fee:*
£10
*Aged 19 to 23 taking their first full level 3

TUTOR:

Michele Ponting

Address

Foredown Tower, Foredown Road
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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.

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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    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.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Wed, 16th September 2015
    930 - 1700
    DURATION:
    34 Weeks
    Code:
    FE010
    Advanced Learning Loan:
    £3022
    Concessionary fee:*
    £10
    *Aged 19 to 23 taking their first full level 3

    TUTOR:

    Michele Ponting

    Address

    Foredown Tower, Foredown Road
    View map

    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.

    COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • To promote the development of adult learning.
  • To develop students abilities and confidence.
  • To develop students self- awareness, critical analysis and reflective practice.

  • 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; Psychology; Stress Management; Crime and Deviance; Research in a community setting; the Independent Academic Study 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 and support any issues, set targets and support your return to academic study and writing.


    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 must achieve level 2 or above in these assessments. Students who do not achieve level 2 may be considered for the Preparatory Route. Many universities require students to have both Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above and some also require Science. It is essential that candidates check the entry requirements of their university choices before enrolling for the ACCESS course. If you do require Maths or English then you might consider the Preparatory Route – Academic Studies to prepare you for the Access programme.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Students complete a notebook which will be monitored during the course


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    If possible, accessing appropriate websites – supplied by the tutor. (This is not a requirement to attend the course and support can be given).


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pen/paper


    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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    The majority of our courses are funded by the Skills Funding Agency, and this in turn may be used for match funding with the ESF (European Social Fund). Therefore your course may be funded by the ESF as well as the Skills Funding Agency.