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This study programme is designed for 16-19 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan). 

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

This programme is designed to support students interested in the field of social sciences- including psychology, criminology and health and social care. Students study all three components which build to support individuals to achieve equivalent to three A levels- the programme has a large examination component.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grade 5 or above including Math and English 

Qualifications

In the first year of the programme, you will achieve 

- Certificate in Applied Psychology
- 1 internal and 1 external assessment 
- Extended Certificate in Criminology
- 1 internal and 1 external assessment 
- Certificate in Health and Social Care
- 1 internal and 1 external assessment 

What you'll learn (core modules)

±1. Psychological Approaches *
±1. Conducting Research in Psychology
±2. Changing awareness of criminology
±2. Crime theory*
±3. Lifespan Development*
±4. Meeting Individual care and support needs 

Benefits, skills and character strengths

This programme will support you to develop the academic skills required for higher education as well as the applied skills of working with people through the course delivery and the work placement 

How will I be assessed?

This is 50% coursework and 50% External examinations- some coursework is also completed under exam conditions 

Where will the course take me?

Supporting your journey in advanced Applied Social Sciences

A course to support you to grow and develop critical skills in Applied Social Sciences= Psychology, Criminology, Health and Care

students often engage in applications for university following this course

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Come to an open event/apply online

Days & times

Starting September 2023


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