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Access to Humanities Level 3 | Access to HE Diploma (Humanities)

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


Learn more about Access to Higher Education at SGS College


The Access to Humanities pathway is a highly regarded Access course which offers students an opportunity to study a range of subjects to support those who wish to apply to university to study a variety of humanities-based degree courses. This course is for people who wish to study at higher education in areas such as law, sociology, psychology, history, geography and many other areas. This is a 1-year course contained within 3–4 days per week. This course is for mature students returning to education, or those wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered from the following categories: sociology, psychology and English. A range of Academic Preparation Skills units are also offered.

What do I need to join?

Applicants should already have secured a grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English to gain entry to the Access course. If applicants are currently studying GCSEs, they will need to have secured these (at a 4-grade minimum) by the course start date. Any applicants that believe they have GCSE equivalency should check with their university of choice to see if they meet their degree course entry requirements before making an application for Access.

How will I know how I am doing?

The course consists of 60 credits: 45 Academic Subject Content (ASC) graded at pass, merit or distinction, and 15 Academic Preparation Skills (APS). You will be set assignments to gain these credits throughout the academic year. These will involve essay writing, tests/exams and presentations.

What can I do next?

Career opportunities Degree courses in this area are wide ranging, and below are some of the areas that previous Access students have progressed onto: International relations and politics, architecture, sociology, law, psychology and English. These and many other degrees are offered nationally. However, the main local providers of some of the courses are: University of the West of England Bristol University Bath University University of Gloucestershire For more information about the university degrees and courses offered, please go to and click on course search, where all the courses available in the UK are listed along with all the information required. The scope of this Access pathway is very wide, so please ask if you are unsure about which pathway would suit your intended study and career plans.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2020 @ 11.11am (1 day ago)

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus
7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus

Enquire about Access to Humanities 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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