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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities)

Key Points

  • Study a broad range of subjects
  • Gain insight into key events in British history
  • Understand the interconnectedness of society

 

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Get university ready within a year
  • Start a new career in a number of different sectors

About your Diploma

Humanities as a subject covers anything that – in some way – involves human culture. This can include art, history, English, performing arts, philosophy, sociology and more.

This allows you to significantly broaden your knowledge about a number of different areas. Which, in turn, allows you to specialise at university or to continue to study the broad spectrum of humanities as a consolidated subject.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities) will cover a diverse range of topics including industrial change in Britain, social change in Britain 1914-1939, understanding drama and the novel, politics and political representation and an introduction to psychology.

You will be challenged to understand how these key events in British history have shaped our culture and influenced our creative works, our communities, language and even our minds.

This eclectic course will provide you with a broad understanding across a number of key areas of study. Upon completion of this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you will be in a position to apply for a degree in one of a number of areas of study, including a humanities degree.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities) includes modules to prepare you for degree level studies including study techniques and how to write an assignment.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the leading UK distance learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

It has been designed to prepare you for the level of study required in university. With this qualification, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to study humanities or a related subject at degree level and start a career in marketing, law, the charity sector, teaching and more.

You will get the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of politics, social change, the industrial era, 19th Century Imperialism and more, which will prepare you for further studies.

Studied completely online, you’re free to learn around any existing work or family commitments. With the ability to log on when it suits, you will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments. On average, learners take 9 to 12 months to complete their Access to Higher Education Diploma. This flexibility often enables students to be finished and applying to university within a year.

You will benefit from access to a dedicated team of tutors who will give you guidance and support as you progress through the different academic subjects within your diploma. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on your work, so you know where you need to focus your attention to succeed.

There are also flexible payment methods available. Reducing the obstacles in the way of education and helping you take that next step to your new career within humanities, marketing, teaching and more.

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
83%
(National Average 77.1%)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities)

Key Points

  • Study a broad range of subjects
  • Gain insight into key events in British history
  • Understand the interconnectedness of society

 

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Get university ready within a year
  • Start a new career in a number of different sectors

About your Diploma

Humanities as a subject covers anything that – in some way – involves human culture. This can include art, history, English, performing arts, philosophy, sociology and more.

This allows you to significantly broaden your knowledge about a number of different areas. Which, in turn, allows you to specialise at university or to continue to study the broad spectrum of humanities as a consolidated subject.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities) will cover a diverse range of topics including industrial change in Britain, social change in Britain 1914-1939, understanding drama and the novel, politics and political representation and an introduction to psychology.

You will be challenged to understand how these key events in British history have shaped our culture and influenced our creative works, our communities, language and even our minds.

This eclectic course will provide you with a broad understanding across a number of key areas of study. Upon completion of this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you will be in a position to apply for a degree in one of a number of areas of study, including a humanities degree.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities) includes modules to prepare you for degree level studies including study techniques and how to write an assignment.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the leading UK distance learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

It has been designed to prepare you for the level of study required in university. With this qualification, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to study humanities or a related subject at degree level and start a career in marketing, law, the charity sector, teaching and more.

You will get the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of politics, social change, the industrial era, 19th Century Imperialism and more, which will prepare you for further studies.

Studied completely online, you’re free to learn around any existing work or family commitments. With the ability to log on when it suits, you will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments. On average, learners take 9 to 12 months to complete their Access to Higher Education Diploma. This flexibility often enables students to be finished and applying to university within a year.

You will benefit from access to a dedicated team of tutors who will give you guidance and support as you progress through the different academic subjects within your diploma. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on your work, so you know where you need to focus your attention to succeed.

There are also flexible payment methods available. Reducing the obstacles in the way of education and helping you take that next step to your new career within humanities, marketing, teaching and more.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

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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