Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) Social Work Pathway

This QAA approved programme is for people who wish to take social work related courses at university, but do not have the required entry qualifications. It has been designed for students who have been away from studying for some time. ‘Courses, such as the Access to higher education programme, have been developed to match local healthcare sector needs.’ Ofsted, 2018
Learner:Access to Higher Education
Duration:1 Year(s)
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About the course

Access to HE Diploma courses are a one year, Level 3 programme of study and are designed to prepare students for study at university. They are aimed at people who would like to study at degree level, but who left school without the usual qualifications, such as A Levels. Many Access to HE students go on to succeed at university and beyond, with a large number of students pursuing new careers in a variety of subjects.

All students on the Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) Social Work pathway will take the following modules:
• Skills for Learning
• Sociology
• Social Policy
• Psychology
• Research Project Help with study skills, computing and maths will be available and all students have weekly tutorials with their personal tutor.

What do I need?

Applicants are normally required to have 4/Cs or above in maths and English Language at GCSE (or equivalent). Selection is on the basis of an interview and completing an initial assessment. A small number of universities will accept functional skills in maths and English for Social Work, However, it is your responsibility to check and provide evidence. If you would like help with your numeracy and language skills before starting the Access to HE Diploma, please enquire about our Pre-Access courses which are designed to prepare people for Level 3 study.

Where can I progress next?

Students who successfully complete this programme will be able to apply to universities offering diplomas and degree courses in social work and other related degrees.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) Social Work Pathway
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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) Social Work Pathway
Bournville Campus (Longbridge)
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Part time
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