Social Studies

Pre Access to HE Humanities and Social Science - Y022

12 Quays Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

Or Application Form to be returned to Student Services

This is a Level 2 course particularly designed to prepare you for study on a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in the following:

  • Access to Humanities and Social Studies
  • Access to Psychology
  • Access to Sociology, Criminology and Social Work
  • Access to Film, Culture and Society
Course Details

This course is part of an integrated programme designed to equip you with the skills and qualification needed for level 3 study. You will also gain background knowledge and understanding of a range of subjects such as Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, English and History.

Entry Guidelines

A relevant level 1 qualification.

Functional Skills Level 1 (or above) or Grade 3/D in English and maths.

Applicants must be at least 19 years old when they commence study.

In some cases, applicants may be considered on their individual skills and experience.

Satisfactory interview

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Posters
  • Presentations
  • Timed assessments
  • Research Projects
Additional Information

You must have an interest in Humanities subjects. You should be considering taking an Access to HE course when you have successfully completed this course. During the year if you are successful at interview, you may be able to study for a GCSE alongside your programme. In order to progress to Access to HE you will need to have a grade 4/C in English or maths. If you do not have a grade 4/C or above in either of these subjects you will need to study maths or English alongside this course to gain both qualifications. You will only be allowed to study one GCSE (maths or English) during the year.

Apply Now

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Tuesday 13:00 — 16:00 12 Quays Main Building
Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays Main Building

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £600.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


Need help choosing the right course?

Please complete the below form and one of our friendly Student Advisers will be in touch to discuss your options.


Never miss an opportunity!

Sign up for alerts on our latest events, offers and course availability

invest in people standard Matrix logo QQA logo Ofsted logo Disability Confident Employer logo European Union, European Social Fund logo Education and Skills Funding Agency logoCollege of Sanctuary logo 01Liverpool City Region and Metro Mayor Liverpool City Region logo