Access to Higher Education Diploma - Social Work

23056W0 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 12/09/2018
Time/Day | 09:30 - 15:00 WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY

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 to have GCSE English Grade A*-C / 9-4 plus an interview. GCSE Maths is desirable but if you do not have this an equivalent maths qualification will be accepted.

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.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
N/A £2854.00 3F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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