CAVA Access HE - Diploma Humanities and Social Sciences (Full Level 3)


This course has been designed to be flexible enough to suit your needs, especially if you have personal, domestic or work responsibilities which need to be fitted around your studies.

Am I Ready?

Prospective students should have GCSE English at Level 4/Grade C or above. If a student does not have Maths GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 there may be the opportunity to study this alongside the Access to HE course.

Course Details

The course enrols twice in every academic year (in September and late January) and all classes are timetabled between the hours of 9.30am - 3.00pm, three days a week, with no classes during the school holidays. The course consists of English language and literature, Psychology, Sociology and academic study skills. Teaching methods on the course are varied and include lectures, workshops, self-directed research and study and seminar presentations.


Reports, essays, exams, presentations.

Fees & Funding

Level 2 / Level 3

Students enrolling onto their first full Level 2 or Level 3 course or below who are aged between 19 and 23 may be able to enrol for free. This is a government initiative and the course offer is subject to change. Grantham College reserves the right to offer a substitute course if the qualification advertised is not funded by the government. This does not affect your rights under Consumer Law.

Adult Learning Loan

Advanced Learning Loan to help with college fees on applicable course. Students won’t have to pay anything back until the end of their course and are earning £27,295 per year. Household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. Eligibility is dependent on course, nationality, and age to meet the ESFA funding eligibility criteria.

Your Next Steps

If you successfully complete this QAA Access course you will be awarded a diploma by CAVA ( This diploma will allow you to progress on to a degree or higher diploma level courses in a wide range of areas including but not limited to: Teaching. Social work. Criminology. Journalism. Psychology. Marketing and business. Events management.

Course Details
Code: PGA25043 Type: Part Time Dates: 29 January 2024 Days: Monday, Tuesday & Friday
Costs: Registration Fee: £145Tuition Fee: £2877 Entry Requirements: See “Am I Ready?”
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