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Access to Higher Education Diploma in Criminology & Law - Level 3



 
Available for applications


More information about this Course


Useful Information
  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:

    3

  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Awarding/validation body:

    OCN



Course Overview

Access to HE Diplomas are well established, national qualifications which allow students, without traditional Level 3 qualifications, to apply for degree courses and enter university.Our Access to Criminology and Law course courses are designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to progress to a degree or diploma course in higher education. These courses enable adults who do not have the necessary level 3 qualifications (such as ‘A’ levels) required to enter higher education to acquire the Access to HE Diploma, which is equivalent in standard to these qualifications.

This is a qualification designed for:
Adults with an interest in law, psychology and criminal justice


Adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering Criminology, Psychology, Law, Sociology, Social Policy or other related professions.

Access to Criminology and Law is an intensive study programme; you must be completely committed to hard work and are required to maintain full, 100%, attendance throughout the course. Academic and tutorial support is given throughout the course, and you’ll receive help and advice with your university application throughout the UCAS process. Good English and Maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects therefore, Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.



Course Highlights

Students are supported by Croydon University to get a head start in their Extended Project module of the Access to HE Diploma.The course will help you to develop the essential academic skills of critical thinking, evaluation and analysis. All of which will prepare you for independent study at university.



Career Opportunities & Further Study

Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Humanities and Social Science including:

English Literature

History

Criminology

Psychology

Law

Sociology

Social Policy

Social Anthropology

Media Studies

Politics

International Relations

Philosophy

In addition, internal progression to BA (Hons) Law & Criminology degree at the Croydon’s University Centre.



Assessment

On this course you will develop your knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of law, sociology and psychology.The Access to Criminology and Law course are delivered over two days.

Class tutors will use a variety of assessment methods:

Formal reports

Presentations

Written assessments

In-class and practice assessments under controlled conditions

Exams

Case studies

Reflective statements



Entry Requirements

Proficiency in written and spoken English needs to be demonstrated:

GCSEs – grades A* – C / 9 – 4 

Functional Skills Level 2 

Recognised non-UK GCSE equivalencies in English and Maths preferred

However, each application will be considered on an individual basis. Selection is by:

Interview

Initial screening 

Literacy and Numeracy tests


We will invite you to a Meet the Tutor event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Universities are increasingly asking for GCSEs or Functional Skills (Level 2) as part of their entry criteria please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress.

Financial eligibility:

You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria. Check if you’re eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan by contacting Student Finance England.

Repaying your loan:

Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you do not have to repay it.



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