Access to Higher Education Diploma - Social and Community Work

28011W0 | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 14/09/2022
Time/Day | 09:30 - 15:00 WED/THU/FR

Is this course for me?

Access to HE Diplomas are well established national qualifications which allow students without traditional Level 3 qualifications to apply for degree courses and enter university level study. The Social Work route is for those who wish to progress on to degrees which will lead to careers in social work, youth work or Public Health.

What will I study?

Units studied will include: Social Work in Practice, Safeguarding Children and Social Work, Social Work and Elderly People, Early Social Development, Concepts of Normality and Mental Health, Transition Psychology and Sociology of the Family.

How long is the course?

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week for one year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work.

What qualifications do I need?

You will need GCSE English Grade A* - C / 9-4 plus an interview. No equivalent for English is accepted. GCSE Maths is desirable (if no GCSE, an equivalent will be accepted). Acceptable equivalents for maths are L2 Basic Skills Numeracy, Functional Skills

What can I progress onto?

You can progress onto university to study a degree course in Social Work or related subjects.

Other Information

Students will also need a clean DBS in order to pursue careers in social work/youth work. You will be asked to declare your criminal record on application. If you are 19+ you may be eligible to apply for An Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fee

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£3214.00 Yes Yes

Exam Fee


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