Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities & Social Science)

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This course prepares you for progression to Higher Education to study Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for University-level study, with many past students going on to gain degrees and other awards.

What Will I Learn?

You will study English Literature, Sociology, Psychology and Law (Nantgarw and Rhondda campuses) or History (Aberdare and Ystrad Mynach Campuses), all at Level 3. You will also study Communication, Oral Presentation Skills and Study Skills at Level 3, and Numeracy at Level 2. A range of units is studied for each subject area.

Entry Requirements

You will require GCSE Welsh / English Language and GCSE Maths/Numeracy grades A*-C or Essential Skills Wales Numeracy and Communication level 2 or Skills for Further Study diploma completion or a Level 2 vocational qualification.


You will be assessed by continuous assessment with at least one unseen controlled assessment in each subject area. Assignments are graded Pass, Merit, or Distinction. You will also be expected to maintain your course files and all portfolios to the required standards.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply for Honours degree courses in Higher Education in a wide range of Humanities and Social Science based courses or seek employment. Degree opportunities include: teaching, social work, police studies, housing, youth work, probation, criminology, counselling and therapeutic practices, as well as Law, Sociology, Psychology and English.


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