Course Info

19+
Science
  • sciences

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:

    3

  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Awarding/validation body:

    OCN

Course Overview

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.

Our Access to Criminology and Psychology course runs over one year and is ideal if you wish to progress to university to study on a range of social science programmes. The diploma may also be a beneficial qualification if you are looking to go directly into employment, where Level 3 qualifications are required.

This is a qualification designed to meet the needs of those who wish to pursue a career in a profession associated with the criminal justice system, psychology or mental health amongst others. Students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge of social and political issues.

You will study a variety of units which will cover subjects such as criminology, sociology, psychology, and academic practice.

Access to University is an intensive study programme; you must be completely committed to hard work and are required to maintain full attendance throughout the course.

Good English and Maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

There may be opportunities for adult students to study English and maths as part of your programme, and the level and type of qualification will be selected to suit individual needs.

Course Highlights

The staff on the programme are professionally qualified to a high standard and are both friendly and approachable. You will benefit from having a tutor who can provide not only academic support, but also pastoral advice and guidance when needed. One-to-one appointments with your tutor are a regular part of the course where there is opportunity to discuss your progress.

This intensive one year course will provide you with the opportunity to learn key theories of both criminology and psychology. Helping students to deepen their knowledge of crime and criminality, as well as socio-economic aspects of mental health.  You will have the chance to improve your study skills, including your written English and research techniques, in order to gain the confidence and experience you need to successfully apply to university. There is strong tutorial support on the course and our Employability Hub can assist with your application to Higher Education and preparing for your university interview.

Employer Links:

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning, with employers attending our popular employability events.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

This Access Diploma will enable you to progress to a social science degree programme whereby you can secure a dynamic career in this sector.

Assessment

You will be assessed throughout the course in a variety of ways, including essays, mock exams, debates, and presentations as well as a major project at the end.

This course is wholly assignment based, with no exams.

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be required to take an English and Mathematics assessment, regardless of previous qualifications. You must achieve a Level 2 in English and a Level 2 in Mathematics to be accepted on this course.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.