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Social Science Access to Higher Education

Social care professionals have the strength, compassion and skills to care for hundreds of vulnerable children and adults everyday. Social workers and other care professionals come from all walks of life and there has always been a great deal of demand for them. Have you got what it takes to become a Social care professional, but just lack the necessary entry requirements to university? If so then this is the course for you. You will study sociology, psychology, social issues in health care and criminology in addition to study techniques and academic writing.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Health & Social Care
Course Type
Access to HE
Matthew Boulton College
Next Start Date
Course Length
31 weeks

Entry Requirements

For the full time course you must have a Level 2 English qualification but can be working towards Level 2 maths. It is also advisable for students to undertake work experience in a health- related work environment prior to commencing study. For extended day delivery you must already have Level 2 in Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills. Applicants need to be 19 years old or over.

Delivery and Assessment

You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may involve essays, presentations, reports, discussions and a portfolios of evidence.


Most students progress to degrees in Social -related professions including: Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology, Psychology and English/History as subject specific degrees leading to professions such as teaching.

Career Opportunities

  • Social Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Psychology/Counselling
  • Parent Partnerships Workers
  • Inclusion Support Workers
  • School or Nursery Managers