A route to university without the complications
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This Access to Higher Education Diploma Public Services qualification has been designed for those returning to education who dream of a career in law, criminology, or policing. During this two-year long course, you’ll study highly relevant course content that will prepare you for your future studies and career, meaning you can hit the ground running when it comes to taking your next step.
In your first year, you’ll explore topics such as psychology and the sociology of crime and deviance, as well as getting to grips with how to research opportunities at a higher education level, and how to construct your academic writing and referencing.
Your second year of studies will cover an introduction to law enforcement and policing, and an overview of crime including the causes of crime, criminological theories, and the effect of crime on the victim.
What does an Access to Higher Education diploma qualify you for?
As an equivalent to three A Levels and a direct progression route to university, this Access to HE Diploma Public Services qualification is a widely recognised pathway for those looking to change their career. You’ll achieve UCAS points to get you on track for university, and we will also provide you with a guide on how to apply to university via the UCAS system. This course is your first step towards pursuing a career in the police force, law, and criminology to name a few.
You can find out more about our Access to Higher Education Diploma programmes in this guide.
It will take two years to complete this course. Please note, you will be provided with an assessment timetable which will detail your assignment release and deadline dates.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Public Services.
You must be at least 19 years old, and you will need to have a minimum of a grade 4 or C in GCSE English Language and at least a grade 3 or E in GCSE Maths. We also accept Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English. See the ‘Extra info’ section for full entry requirements.
Written assignments, including presentations, essays, and reports. See the ‘Extra info’ section for more information.