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  • Accreditation by Open College Network West Midlands
  • 100% online learning
  • 600 notional learning hours

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities)

This Course at a Glance

  • Examine the origins of humanity and culture 
  • Work towards a career in law, politics, writing or the arts
  • Develop skills in persuasion, argument building and logical thinking 
  • 100% online – no classes
  • Qualification possible within a year
  • Study a degree without A Levels
  • No exams

About your Diploma

If you would class yourself as a history enthusiast, and the origins of humanity, culture and language intrigue you, you can indulge your interests by studying humanities.
When you think of how humans have evolved in separate nations and communities all over the globe, it begs the question of how they made sense of the world prior to having access to the research and information we have today. 
 
By studying the numerous moral, intellectual and spiritual perspectives different groups hold, and the external influences that have shaped them, we can better understand how they came to make judgements and decisions throughout history. All of this enables us to answer questions about the human race, past and present, from a more educated standpoint. 
 
Understanding why people think and act the way they do is an incredibly desirable trait, something which employers in marketing, politics and the legal sector are crying out for.
 
By completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities), you will gain a regulated qualification that allows you to study humanities at university. After which, you will have a higher level academic qualification that enables you to pursue people-centric roles in a variety of professions.
 
During your Access to HE Diploma, you will examine many elements of human culture and behaviours, from crime and deviance to the impact social changes have had on societies. The course also teaches you about political parties, the role of the media in human behaviours and perspectives, as well as the factors that affect language internationally.
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. Our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification, that is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
You can complete this course over one year, but the flexibility of online learning means most of our students finish their Access to Higher Education Diploma within 9-12 months. Being an online course, it also enables you to study from the comfort of home and around your existing commitments. 
 
You will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments to keep you on track throughout your studies. 
 
*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities. It’s always best to check with your chosen institution that your qualification will be accepted before enrolling on a course. 

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities), you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: 40008824). This course has also been assigned 60 credits.


Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.


Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners to gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade A-C in maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2 or new GCSE Grade 4-9) with a desire to continue a related degree at university. If you do not hold these qualifications then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to HE Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has its own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level.
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
  3. Passing a University’s proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
  5. GCSE Grade A-C (new system 4-9) in maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills).

Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their Diploma gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for Stonebridge Associated Colleges to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma student fails to secure an offer from a higher education institution.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Module 1: Preparing To Study

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback.

Module 2: Academic Writing Skills 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task. 
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task. 
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.  

Module 3: Preparing a Written Assignment   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use key information sources.
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
  • Understand a range of reading strategies.
  • Understand note-making methods.
  • Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.

 

Module 4: Introduction to Psychology   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of research in psychology
  • Understand the main approaches in psychology
  • Understand ethical issues in psychological research

 

Module 5:  Understanding Crime & Deviance

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand explanations of crime and deviance
  • Understand theories of crime and deviance
  • Understand perceptions of crime and deviance

 

Module 6: Social change in Britain 1914-1939

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of World War 1 on British society
  • Understand the social consequences of unemployment, housing and health problems during the period 1918-1939
  • Understand developments in family life and leisure opportunities

 

Module 7: Understanding Drama

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how an author creates character
  • Understand the structure of plot within a drama
  • Understand the part played by language in dramatic effect
  • Understand how a play transfers from page to stage

 

Module 8: Political parties

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of political parties in the British Political System
  • Understand the difference between a single party, dominant party, two-party and multi-party system
  • Understand the development, policies and structure of the Labour Party
  • Understand the development, policies and structure of the Conservative Party
  • Understand the development, policies and structure of the Liberal Democrats and the Minor Parties

 

Module 9:  Sociology of Mass Media

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the patterns of ownership and control of the mass media.
  • Understand the role of the mass media.
  • Understand the process of selection and presentation of the news.
  • Understand how media stereotypes are presented.

 

Module 10:  Industrial change in Britain 1700-1850

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the pattern of industry and urban society c1700-1760
  • Understand the causes and nature of industrial change in Britain c1760-1850
  • Understand the impact of industrial change on British social, economic and political life by 1850

 

Module 11:  Language, Communication and Communities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand devices used in oral and written texts
  • Understand factors influencing language
  • Understand the process and effects of community on language

 

Module 12: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand research in an area of cognitive psychology
  • Understand how the findings of research into cognitive processes can be applied to real-life issues.

 

Module 13: Study of a Novel

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to respond to a novel
  • Know how to demonstrate skills in the analysis of novel writing
  • Understand the contextual aspects of the novel

 

Module 14:  Public Health During the 18th & 19th Centuries

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nature of urban development and public health during the 18th Century
  • Understand the causes and effects of public health problems in the 19th Century
  • Understand the nature and impact of attempts to address public health problems in the 19th Century

 

Module 15: Political Representation – Prime Ministers, Ministers & Civil Servants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘Cabinet Government’
  • Understand the extent to which Britain has moved to a system of ‘Prime Ministerial Government’
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Ministers
  • Understand the role of Civil Servants and their channels of influence
  • Understand how the position of the Civil Service has changed over the past 20 years

 

Module 16:  Language Acquisition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of development on children's language
  • Understanding the contrasting views on language acquisition

 

 

Module 17: The origins of the welfare state

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by the term social welfare
  • Know the purpose of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act and its effects on society
  • Explain and discuss early twentieth century Liberal Reforms and their effect on society
  • Recognise the significance of the Beveridge Report
  • Recognise the social problems which the Welfare State attempted to address

 

Module 18:  Short Story

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the narrative elements of the story
  • Understand textual features and language
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text

 

Module 19: Imperialism in the late 19th century

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of economics in late 19th century imperialism
  • Understand the Political importance of late 19th century imperialism
  • Understand the effect of late 19th century imperialism on the continent of Africa

Your work will be assessed through your end of unit assignments. These will provide you the opportunity to check up on your knowledge and advance. After each assignment, your tutor will offer feedback to help you not only progress further but also improve your skills. This Access to HE Diploma is a Level 3 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) regulated qualification. To successfully achieve your qualification, you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 will come from graded units of academic content, while the following 15 will be drawn from ungraded units concerning study skills.

OUR PASS RATE
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities)

This Course at a Glance

  • Examine the origins of humanity and culture 
  • Work towards a career in law, politics, writing or the arts
  • Develop skills in persuasion, argument building and logical thinking 
  • 100% online – no classes
  • Qualification possible within a year
  • Study a degree without A Levels
  • No exams

About your Diploma

If you would class yourself as a history enthusiast, and the origins of humanity, culture and language intrigue you, you can indulge your interests by studying humanities.
When you think of how humans have evolved in separate nations and communities all over the globe, it begs the question of how they made sense of the world prior to having access to the research and information we have today. 
 
By studying the numerous moral, intellectual and spiritual perspectives different groups hold, and the external influences that have shaped them, we can better understand how they came to make judgements and decisions throughout history. All of this enables us to answer questions about the human race, past and present, from a more educated standpoint. 
 
Understanding why people think and act the way they do is an incredibly desirable trait, something which employers in marketing, politics and the legal sector are crying out for.
 
By completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities), you will gain a regulated qualification that allows you to study humanities at university. After which, you will have a higher level academic qualification that enables you to pursue people-centric roles in a variety of professions.
 
During your Access to HE Diploma, you will examine many elements of human culture and behaviours, from crime and deviance to the impact social changes have had on societies. The course also teaches you about political parties, the role of the media in human behaviours and perspectives, as well as the factors that affect language internationally.
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. Our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification, that is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
You can complete this course over one year, but the flexibility of online learning means most of our students finish their Access to Higher Education Diploma within 9-12 months. Being an online course, it also enables you to study from the comfort of home and around your existing commitments. 
 
You will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments to keep you on track throughout your studies. 
 
*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities. It’s always best to check with your chosen institution that your qualification will be accepted before enrolling on a course. 
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities), you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: 40008824). This course has also been assigned 60 credits.


Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.


Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners to gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade A-C in maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2 or new GCSE Grade 4-9) with a desire to continue a related degree at university. If you do not hold these qualifications then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to HE Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has its own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level.
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
  3. Passing a University’s proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
  5. GCSE Grade A-C (new system 4-9) in maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills).

Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their Diploma gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for Stonebridge Associated Colleges to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma student fails to secure an offer from a higher education institution.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Module 1: Preparing To Study

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback.

Module 2: Academic Writing Skills 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task. 
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task. 
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.  

Module 3: Preparing a Written Assignment   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use key information sources.
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
  • Understand a range of reading strategies.
  • Understand note-making methods.
  • Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.

 

Module 4: Introduction to Psychology   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of research in psychology
  • Understand the main approaches in psychology
  • Understand ethical issues in psychological research

 

Module 5:  Understanding Crime & Deviance

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand explanations of crime and deviance
  • Understand theories of crime and deviance
  • Understand perceptions of crime and deviance

 

Module 6: Social change in Britain 1914-1939

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of World War 1 on British society
  • Understand the social consequences of unemployment, housing and health problems during the period 1918-1939
  • Understand developments in family life and leisure opportunities

 

Module 7: Understanding Drama

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how an author creates character
  • Understand the structure of plot within a drama
  • Understand the part played by language in dramatic effect
  • Understand how a play transfers from page to stage

 

Module 8: Political parties

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of political parties in the British Political System
  • Understand the difference between a single party, dominant party, two-party and multi-party system
  • Understand the development, policies and structure of the Labour Party
  • Understand the development, policies and structure of the Conservative Party
  • Understand the development, policies and structure of the Liberal Democrats and the Minor Parties

 

Module 9:  Sociology of Mass Media

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the patterns of ownership and control of the mass media.
  • Understand the role of the mass media.
  • Understand the process of selection and presentation of the news.
  • Understand how media stereotypes are presented.

 

Module 10:  Industrial change in Britain 1700-1850

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the pattern of industry and urban society c1700-1760
  • Understand the causes and nature of industrial change in Britain c1760-1850
  • Understand the impact of industrial change on British social, economic and political life by 1850

 

Module 11:  Language, Communication and Communities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand devices used in oral and written texts
  • Understand factors influencing language
  • Understand the process and effects of community on language

 

Module 12: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand research in an area of cognitive psychology
  • Understand how the findings of research into cognitive processes can be applied to real-life issues.

 

Module 13: Study of a Novel

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to respond to a novel
  • Know how to demonstrate skills in the analysis of novel writing
  • Understand the contextual aspects of the novel

 

Module 14:  Public Health During the 18th & 19th Centuries

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nature of urban development and public health during the 18th Century
  • Understand the causes and effects of public health problems in the 19th Century
  • Understand the nature and impact of attempts to address public health problems in the 19th Century

 

Module 15: Political Representation – Prime Ministers, Ministers & Civil Servants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘Cabinet Government’
  • Understand the extent to which Britain has moved to a system of ‘Prime Ministerial Government’
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Ministers
  • Understand the role of Civil Servants and their channels of influence
  • Understand how the position of the Civil Service has changed over the past 20 years

 

Module 16:  Language Acquisition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of development on children's language
  • Understanding the contrasting views on language acquisition

 

 

Module 17: The origins of the welfare state

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by the term social welfare
  • Know the purpose of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act and its effects on society
  • Explain and discuss early twentieth century Liberal Reforms and their effect on society
  • Recognise the significance of the Beveridge Report
  • Recognise the social problems which the Welfare State attempted to address

 

Module 18:  Short Story

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the narrative elements of the story
  • Understand textual features and language
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text

 

Module 19: Imperialism in the late 19th century

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of economics in late 19th century imperialism
  • Understand the Political importance of late 19th century imperialism
  • Understand the effect of late 19th century imperialism on the continent of Africa

Your work will be assessed through your end of unit assignments. These will provide you the opportunity to check up on your knowledge and advance. After each assignment, your tutor will offer feedback to help you not only progress further but also improve your skills. This Access to HE Diploma is a Level 3 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) regulated qualification. To successfully achieve your qualification, you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 will come from graded units of academic content, while the following 15 will be drawn from ungraded units concerning study skills.

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