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Social Science and Health
Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Access to Higher Education (Social Science and Health) Diplomas

A degree course in Social Science and Health is a popular, but not exclusive choice for those wishing to pursue a career in Health and Social Care, Psychology and Sociology. Social Science and Health graduates can be found in a myriad of occupational fields, from public services and private companies to Health and Social Care.

Choose your pathway carefully

Some universities specify certain units in their entry criteria for certain Social Science and Health degree routes. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) has two pathways. Each contains specific units to help you meet the entry criteria for your preferred university course. It’s very important that you check what these are, this could affect whether or not you will be accepted on to your chosen degree course.

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Get where you want to be, your way, with DTS

Start when you like and study online

With DTS, you can start an Access to Higher Education Diploma at anytime, all online.

Choose the right course to get you into university

Our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) is a real opportunity for you to gain the necessary skills to progress onto a relevant degree course. It is designed for students who are planning to carry on studying at university. Learners can study from home in their spare time and use this course as a route into a full degree.

All of our Access to Higher Education Diploma courses are awarded by Open College Network West Midlands.

Controlling your home study schedule

You’ll be responsible for setting your own study schedule to fit around your lifestyle and responsibilities; so you can study at your own pace and in your own way. Whilst you will have a great deal of flexibility with your studies, you’ll need to develop the discipline to study independently as well as be realistic about what you can achieve in the time you have available.

On our online learning platform, PEARL, the course materials are easy to understand, and provide you with a broad range of additional information to support your learning.

Contact is available with fellow students via our social hub and through debates, forums, blogs and the course materials, where you can choose to share thoughts and ideas.

Personal Assessor

When you study with DTS, you get a personal Assessor who will feedback comments and, where needed, guidance, so you can develop your skills and maximise your potential.

If you are enjoying funded studies, and need to hit deadlines to secure your funding, then you will also have a personal Student Support Officer to help keep you on track.

Further support from our learning community

The advanced online learning environment gives you far more than study materials and assessment, there are extra ways to interact with your course to add further learning objectives to help you with essential, employment related, skills and to engage with a supportive learning community.

When you study with DTS, you get a personal Assessor who will feedback comments and, where needed, guidance, so you can develop your skills and maximise your potential.

If you are enjoying funded studies, and need to hit deadlines to secure your funding, then you will also have a personal Student Support Officer to help keep you on track.

Extra support through PEARL

Our advanced online learning environment, PEARL, gives you far more than study materials and assessment, there are extra ways to interact with your course to add further learning objectives to help you with essential, employment related, skills and to engage with a supportive learning community.