Why study Access to HE Public Services Diploma?

Our Access to HE Public Services Diploma provides you with an alternative route to achieve your dream job. Whether you aspire to a career in the emergency services, legal, or military sectors, this is the course for you.

So, here’s why you should study an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Public Services…

Designed for those returning to education

Access to HE Diplomas are designed for anyone looking to return to education and change their career. They have been created for learners aged 19 plus from all backgrounds to give everyone the opportunity to access higher education, allowing them to pursue their goals.

We know how daunting it can be if you haven’t studied in a while, so our diplomas have been designed to ease you in. Your Access to HE Diploma will cover how to plan your learning; find credible academic sources for your independent research and reference them; and the key resources available.

To get started on your course, you'll need GCSE qualifications in maths and English (minimum grade 4/C).

How is an Access to HE Public Services Diploma relevant to your future?

The learning materials for this course are focussed on preparing you for your degree and future career. Your studies during your Access to HE Diploma in Public Services will cover highly relevant topics in-depth, providing you with the knowledge you need to hit the ground running when you begin your university course.

An Access to HE Diploma is the equivalent of three A Levels, however rather than studying core subjects, you’ll only study what’s relevant to your future career. You’ll explore topics such as psychology, sociology of crime and deviance, an introduction to law enforcement, and crime in context to name a few.

This two-year course is a nationally recognised qualification that will help you get on track to achieve your goals. Plus, once you have successfully completed your Access to Higher Education Diploma, you will also gain the equivalent UCAS points you need to help your university application. Speaking of university applications, the highly relevant learning materials you will study during this course will also help you to demonstrate your passion for your chosen degree in your personal statement! And don’t worry, we will provide you with a guide on how to complete and submit your UCAS application.

How IS THE DIPLOMA assessed?

You’ll be pleased to know that Access to HE Diplomas do not require you to sit any exams! Instead of sitting exams, you will demonstrate your knowledge and skills solely through assignments. These assignments will range from essays and reports to presentations.

Throughout the duration of your diploma, you'll be set assignment deadlines according to your course timetable. You will need to submit your assignments to your tutor on time for grading. The grades you achieve in your graded units will count towards your UCAS points once you have completed your course.

Study alongside your current commitments

We understand that most people can't quit their job and return to education full-time to achieve their goals. Our Access to HE Public Services Diploma allows you to continue working and caring for your family, without having to attend classes. Instead, you can study from home at a time that suits you, without having to take time out of work and attend college.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have support from your personal tutor. They will be on hand to answer any queries you have or provide any guidance you need via email. You will also have access to video mentoring sessions with your tutor to boost your learning.

Achieve your dream career

Once you have successfully completed your Access to HE Diploma in Public Services and achieved the UCAS points you need to support your university application, you can take your next step towards your dream career. You will be able to apply for degrees in the following areas:

  • Policing degree apprenticeship
  • Fire and rescue
  • Social policy and law
  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Other public services related subjects

After completing your degree, you’ll be ready to begin your career!

Or, if university isn’t for you, this course will also help you to secure a position in the military. The great thing about this route is that candidates with an Access to HE Diploma in Public Services have the opportunity to start out at a higher rank than someone joining with level two qualifications!

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Why study Access to HE Public Services Diploma?