Psychology - Access to Higher Education Diploma
About the course
This course provides the perfect bridge to university and a career in Clinical Psychology, Sports Psychology, Counselling, Child Development, Criminology, and even Public Relations and Marketing. You will study Academic Study Skills, Psychology and Sociology, and will also choose one option from English Literature or History.
For entry to the course you will need to have Maths GCSE at a minimum grade `C¿ or equivalent.
Applicants are required to have a minimum grade C in GCSE mathematics. A Level 2 qualification in organisational and administrative skills or equivalent work experience would also be advantageous. There is an entry test and interview for every candidate.
You study three core modules: Academic Study Skills, Psychology and Sociology. You will also choose one optional subject from: Economics, English Literature, History or Politics.
You will also have a personal tutor who will support you during the year and will advise you on your application to higher education.
The course requires 2.5 days attendance per week. You will also be expected to undertake private study of 10-15 hours a week in addition to this.
Assessment is by coursework and occasional written examinations.
You can progress on to a range of possible degrees in Psychology or related degrees including Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Child Development, Criminology, Human Resources and Marketing. The course tutor for the Psychology route and our careers and Higher Education advisors will give you advice and guidance on this and on your application to university.
The College have been like a family to me ever since I walked in the door
Studied: Diploma in Counselling
Destination: Now works as a clinical supervisor working to rehabilitate substance misusers
At a very low point in her life, while trying to overcome a serious assault, Tracy could no longer carry on her job due to her injuries. She came to the College to work out her options.
“I was so nervous as I’m dyslexic, did not have any GCSEs, and had been out of education for a long time but the careers team were brilliant. Bit by bit I built up my skills and experience from studying counselling theory to therapeutic and psycho therapeutic diplomas.
“I now own my own counselling service and manage volunteers supporting substance misusers. I am a creative clinical supervisor and council and use hypnotherapy with clients across the world on Skype. I also teach at the College who have been like a family to me ever since I walked in the door.”
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