Access to Higher Education Diploma - Psychology and Criminology

23058W0 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 05/09/2018
Time/Day | 09:30 - 15:00 WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Is this course for me?

Access to HE Diplomas are well established national qualifications which allow students without traditional Level 3 qualifications to apply for degree courses and enter university level study. The Psychology and Criminology route is for those who wish to progress on to degrees which will lead to careers in psychology or criminology. It is recommended that you research university courses carefully before starting your Level 3 studies.

What will I study?

The units you will study include: Transition Psychology, Personality Theory, Concepts of Normality and Mental Health, Criminology Justice and Social Policy, Forensic Evidence, Sociological Theory and Exploring Social Policy. You will also study units to support your learning including Academic Essay Writing.

How long is the course?

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week for one year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work.

What qualifications do I need?

You will need to have GCSE English Grade A*-C / 9-4 plus an interview. GCSE Maths is desirable but if you do not have this an equivalent maths qualification will be accepted.

What can I progress onto?

You can progress onto university to study a degree course in Psychology or Criminology or a combined honours degree.

Other Information

If you are 19+ you will be eligible to apply for An Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fees.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
N/A £2854.00 3F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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