Level 3 Access to HE Health and Human Science at Stanmore College


Qualification Level 3 Access to HE Health and Human Science
Subject Area Access Courses
Attendance Full Time

Course Content

A one year course designed to equip over 19s with the skills, confidence and academic qualification to enable them to progress to university. As a learner on this qualification you will be offered a coherent, integrated and supported year of study through which you will gain the knowledge, awareness, skills and confidence necessary for successful undergraduate study.


  • To provide HE progression opportunities for adults who, because of social educational or individual circumstances, do not have the necessary qualifications;
  • To give learners a general introduction to the basic concepts, methods, and key areas of knowledge within the core disciplines taken and offer a coherent and stimulating framework within which they can broaden their intellectual outlook and make connections between subject areas;
  • To help learners to develop and consolidate the various skills required to enable them to cope successfully with the demands of undergraduate study and to become independent, self-directed learners;
  • To establish a positive and supportive learning environment within which learners can build their confidence through successful learning and the sharing of their experience.

The course is 12 hours a week class contact time over 3 or 4 days; At least 20 hours per week self-directed study; 32 weeks.

Course Outcomes

Gaining the fundamentals in Psychology through studying subjects such as:

  • Stress and health
  • Human memory
  • Psychological abnormality
  • The cardiovascular system

Completion of the course will lead students progressing to university to undertake a foundation degree or a degree in psychology.


Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Human and Health Sciences. These may include:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Addiction Psychology
  • Researcher in Human Studies
  • Social Work

Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths and English grade C or above.
It would be advantageous to have GCSE science.
Functional Skills Level 2 English and maths are acceptable. Complete initial assessments in English and maths and a short piece of writing at the interview session to assess suitability for the course.


Assessment consists of:

  • Formal written examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Formal essays
  • Written reports
  • Assignments
  • Exams.

At any one time you will be working on at least 3/4 different assignments all due at the same time.


Access to a computer, calculator, basic stationery, portfolio