Agored Cymru Access to HE - Sociology / Education / Psychology / Criminology / Social Work / English / History Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Access to HE



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

This is a preparatory course for university and requires a high level of commitment. We review every application carefully on an individual basis and therefore require applicants to attend an interview session. For entry, you will need to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, commitment to the area of study and enthusiasm and understanding of your chosen career route. You will also need a GCSE Grade A* - C (or equivalent skills) in English Language or Mathematics.


Learners need to have been out of full-time education for at least three years prior to studying this course. As the course is designed for those with life experience, it is not usually suitable for applicants aged under 19 years.

In a nutshell

This course provides a fast track route into higher education in humanities or social science subjects if you don't have formal qualifications.

This course is for you if...

... You want to do a degree course in this area
... You want a fast track route to your desired university course
... You have a keen interest in social science and humanities

What will I be doing?

You will usually have some life experience beyond compulsory education, normally having been out of compulsory education for two years or more. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to help you develop your potential and to prepare you for university level study, with many past students going on to gain degrees and other awards.

You will study a selection of subjects such as sociology, psychology, history and English literature. You will also study key skills units in communication, numeracy and ICT.

This course is ideal if you wish to progress on to higher education in humanities or social science subjects such as law, sociology, psychology, history, English literature, philosophy, social work etc. Degree level qualifications in these areas can lead to employment in areas such as teaching, social work, psychotherapy, youth work, local government, human resources, the police force, legal professions such as solicitor or barrister, journalism, and social research.

What is expected of me?

No formal academic qualifications are required. However, the course demands a high level of dedication. There is an entry assessment which you will need to pass to be accepted on the course. GCSE grade C in English desirable.

Full commitment to attendance is required. Respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation are the essential qualities we expect to see in all our learners. You will be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you will continue your studies and coursework. All assignments must be successfully completed in order to achieve the qualification.

What comes next?

Higher education in areas such as English, history, law, sociology, psychology and teacher training, or employment.

Additional information

There is an entrance assessment which all applicants will need to pass as part of the entry requirements.

Where can I study Agored Cymru Access to HE - Sociology / Education / Psychology / Criminology / Social Work / English / History Level 3?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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