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Gateway to HE: Social Studies/Early Childhood


Our FREE part-time Gateway to Higher Education (HE) course offers you the chance to see if study is for you.

This course is designed to help you develop your skills, knowledge and confidence.

We teach these classes in an informal style, either online or face-to-face, and they take place part-time so you can fit them around work and family commitments.

This course is an equivalent level of study to Access or A-levels, and if you complete the course successfully, you will be eligible to study for a degree at the University of Warwick.

On this course, you will meet and work with others who will be embarking on a similar journey to your own, in an environment designed for adult learners.

Successful completion of the course (involving good attendance and marks for assessed work) guarantees you a place on the University of Warwick’s part-time BA (Hons) Social Studies Degree or part-time Early Childhood Foundation Degree.

Learn more from the course tutor Steve Gascoigne:

This film was made in 2016.

Key facts

Starts: November 2022

Level: Short course

Length: 16 weeks (Part-time)

Venue: Online

Success stories

"Having been out of education for about 25 years I joined the Warwick Gateway programme. This changed my previous negative perception of 'going back to school' and gave me the confidence that I could study at degree level."

Mark Jones, previous Gateway to HE student