The Certificate of Higher Education is a level 4 higher education course which is the equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree course. This course is validated by Ulster University and, following successful completion of our programme, our students are eligible to apply to Year 2 of a number of Ulster’s BSc Honours Programmes including Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy and Sociology and Criminology. It is also a stand-alone qualification. Our students may also apply for Year 2 at other universities; however it is the student’s responsibility to check the admissions policies of individual universities. Students who successfully complete the course may also progress to Further and Higher Education courses within Belfast Met, including HND and Foundation Degree Programmes.
This course is currently being revalidated and content is subject to change.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
This course will allow you to apply for Year 2 entry to a range of related academic or vocational courses. For example: Criminology; Psychology; Social Policy; Sociology; Social Psychology.
This course may be used as an Access course and will allow you to apply for Year 1 entry to the above and to a wider range of academic or vocational courses including; Nursing; Social Anthropology; Social Work; Youth and Community Work.
As the content of this course is similar to Year 1 of Social Work and related degrees many students choose this course as a pathway for application to a Social Work degree.
Applicants for course should hold at least three GCSEs Grade A-C including GCSE English Grade C or equivalent and a pass in at least one subject at GCE A-Level (equivalent Level 3 qualifications may be considered).
It would be an advantage (but not essential) to have a background in A Levels and the Social and Behavioural Sciences.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Course Co-ordinator: Annette Comerford
Tel: 028 9026 5086 Email: [email protected]