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Biology Pathway – Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health)

Do you want to make a difference in your local community, but don’t have the qualifications to start a new career? The Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Health) is designed for anyone that has the ambition to go to university. With a focus on biology, this study pathway well meet the entry requirements of many social science courses.

Social science is the study of society and human relationships. Making healthcare available for everyone and promoting medical services to people from all backgrounds is an ongoing challenge. Find out more about how poverty relates to health and the history of the NHS, alongside biological systems. The course will also prepare you to make a step up to university. Discover how to write academics assignment and carry out independent research.

You’ll study online from home, which means you can fit your Access to HE Diploma around family life or work commitments.

How does my Access to HE Diploma work?

Course materials are simple to understand, and you can take advantage of the interactive resources on PEARL, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Experienced tutors will be on hand to offer all of the advice and guidance you need to successfully complete your course. Get in touch via phone, email or by using PEARL. You can use forums to chat with other students on your course, too.

How long it takes you to complete your Access course really depends upon how much time you are able to dedicate to your studies. The programmes are designed to give you the flexibility to study at times that are suitable for you, and to fit your studies around your other commitments. The maximum time you have to complete your Diploma is outlined in your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). The minimum time you can complete your Access course is six months.

Access to HE Diplomas are intensive, and you’ll need perseverance to reach your goal of going to university. With regular deadline reminders and dedicated support, we’ll keep you on track.

How will my Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Health) be assessed?

The Access to HE Diploma is a Level 3 qualification which is recognised across the nation. It is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) is made up of a number of modules which each come attached to an assignment. Your personal tutor will mark each assignment, before returning it with detailed feedback. In order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma in social science and health you must achieve 60 credits in total. 45 of these credits are taken from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content. The remaining 15 credits are ungraded units which are included to help you to develop your study abilities.

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

Once you’ve finished your course, you’ll have the confidence to go on to a degree programme. Social science and health graduates are analytical and can communicate ideas effectively; which are skills employers look for.

In the future, you could work for local government or the NHS, with options including health and social care or speech and language therapy. Many graduates decide to promote health in their community, either through youth or social work. With more focus on mental health than ever before, there is also scope to go into counselling or educational roles.

Are you ready to change your life?

If you are ready to take the next step click on the "ENROL" button below or request a callback from one of our careers advisors for more information


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We also allow you to choose whether you want to study your course via the traditional paper based method or online study where you have access to all your course materials immediately. When you proceed through the checkout process you will be given the option to select your preferred method of study.

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If you opt to study via the paper based method there is an additional postage charge which will be highlighted during the checkout. (Royal Mail First Class = £10 per course or Royal Mail Second Class = £5 per course).

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, there is Government funding available for doing this course...

You can choose to fund this course privately, yourself, or you could get a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Stonebridge has partnered with Dimensions Training Solutions, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Dimensions Training Solutions, you can access your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, if you meet the criteria. The two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.

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** All Access to Higher Education Diplomas on the Stonebridge website are delivered by Dimensions Training Solutions.

Dimensions Training Solutions are rated "Good" by Ofsted

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