Social & Community Studies


Our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social and Community studies) is aimed at people who want to start a career or go to university to study a social science related degree. it is designed for those who are interested in the study of society and how human behaviour influences our world.

There are no formal entry requirements for this Access to HE Diploma (Social Work and Community Studies), however, most universities will require a GCSE qualification in English and Maths or Functional skills to study further education. if you do not have these already, you can study them with us. 

This course covers a range of topics including social work theory and practice, psychology, sociology as well as research and study skills. It equips you with knowledge, academic skills and give you confidence to study higher education.


  • Course length: 1 year
  • Total Credits: 60
  • Level attained: Level 3
  • Assessments: Reports, Exams, Coursework
  • Registration: £375 followed by a minimum of £150 monthly installments paid on/before the last day of the month.
  • Total Course fee: £2,475


  • Social Work
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Cultural Studies

Course Content

  1. The Sociology of Poverty (3 credits)
  2.  Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  3. The Sociology of Education (3 credits)
  4. The Sociology of Family (3 credits)
  5. The Sociology of Health (3 Credits)
  6. Understanding Health and Well-Being (3 credits)
  7. Understanding Mental Health (3 credits)
  8. Developing Professional Practice in Health
    Care (3 credits)
  9. Criminological Psychology (3 credits)
  10. The Effects of Stress (3 credits)
  11. Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  12. Social Psychology (3 credits)
  13. Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
  14. Independent Academic Study (Social Sciences) (6 credits)  
  15. Communication – Reading and Writing (3 credits)
  16. Communication – Speaking and Listening (3 credits)
  17. Application of Number – Calculation (3 credits)
  18. Application of Number – Data Interpretation (3 credits)
  19. Using ICT for Study (3 credits)