Law, Politics & International Relations - Access to Higher Education Diploma
About the course
As a learner on this qualification in Access to HE Diploma in Law, Politics and International Relations (Humanities and Social Science) you will be offered a coherent, integrated and supported year of study through which you will gain the knowledge, awareness, skills and confidence necessary for successful undergraduate study in a range of Humanities and Social Science related progression routes.
The qualification aims:
• To provide HE progression opportunities for adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, do not have the necessary qualifications;
• To give learners a general introduction to the basic concepts, methods, and key areas of knowledge within the Humanities and Social Sciences and offer a coherent and stimulating framework within which they can broaden their intellectual outlook and make connections between subject areas;
• To help learners to develop and consolidate the various skills required to enable them to cope successfully with the demands of undergraduate study and to become independent, self-directed learners;
• To establish a positive and supportive learning environment within which learners can build their confidence through successful learning and the sharing of their experience.
If you successfully complete the qualification you will achieve a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma.
You must have a Level 2 qualification in organisational and administrative skills, or equivalent experience in a working or voluntary role. There is a written assessment and interview prior to full enrolment, at which you are expected to demonstrate your commitment to and aptitude for the course.
You will study two core modules: Academic Study Skills, and Politics and International Relations. In addition, you will study two of the following: Economics, English Literature, History, Psychology or Sociology.
Assessment is by coursework and occasional written examinations.
You can progress on to a range of possible degrees in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The course tutor for the Politics and International Relations route and our careers and Higher Education advisors will give you advice and guidance on this, and on your application to university.
If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.