Access to HE: Social Work
The Access to HE Diploma in Social Work is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in social work.
Throughout the course, you will be supported by experienced tutors who will provide guidance and feedback on your work. The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and independent study.
You will study in college for 12 hours a week and complete the rest of your studies independently and in study skills sessions.
The Weston College Access team personalise your schedule of learning to suit you, and this is one of the reasons we see success and progression to university rates significantly above the national average.
The course is well-established and widely accepted by universities, providing you with UCAS tariff points that are equivalent to three A Levels.
The course is divided into modules that cover a range of topics related to social work, including the role of social workers, social work theory, legislation, and ethics.
The subjects and topics covered in this course typically include:
- Social Policy and Legislation
- Sociology and Psychology
- Safeguarding and Ethics
- Research and Referencing
- Study Skills.
Assessment for Access to HE Diploma: Social Sciences is designed to reflect the rigor and demands of undergraduate study. It includes a range of assessment methods such as essays, reports, exams, presentations, and portfolios. The assessments will be spread throughout the year, and you will receive regular feedback to help you progress and develop your skills.
This course will help you progress onto a variety of degree courses within medical science pathways, including University Centre Weston’s:
- Education, Society and Childhood BSc (Hons)
- SEND and Inclusive Practice BA (Hons)
- Counselling BSc (Hons) (please note, you will need a Counselling Level 2 in addition to Access to progress to the degree)
Plus a range of degrees at universities across the country, including:
- Social Work
- Youth Justice
- Social Policy
At Weston College, we're passionate about helping our adult learners prepare for a bright future. We understand that whether you're looking to boost your career prospects, learn new skills or even switch careers entirely, it can be a daunting process. That's why our friendly and highly qualified careers advisors are here to guide you every step of the way.
Our dedicated team of experts is on hand to provide you with tailored advice and support to help you make the right decisions about your future career and course choices. Whether you need help developing your employability skills, exploring your options or deciding which course to take, we're here to help you achieve your goals.
We also offer a free Career Coach programme, which provides a detailed careers assessment to help you discover your strengths and interests. You can then discuss your results with one of our advisors, who can point you in the right direction and recommend courses that will help you achieve your career aspirations. Plus, as a Microsoft College, all of our students and apprentices get FREE access to LinkedIn Learning. This is an amazing online platform that offers expert-led courses to help you develop your business, technology-related, and creative skills.
At Weston College, we're dedicated to helping you achieve success in your career, whatever your goals may be. So why not take that first step today and join our adult community of learners? We can't wait to help you unlock your full potential!
Financing Your Course
At Weston College, we believe that learning should be accessible to everyone. That's why we offer a range of adult courses that could be free or significantly discounted. Apply online today and our friendly team will be in touch to see how we can ensure you can enrol and get the best price for your course.
Don't let finances hold you back from pursuing your passion and advancing your career. Apply now and let us help you achieve your goals.
It is expected that applicants should have a GCSE grade 4/C in English. GCSE grade 4/C in maths is desirable but can be studied alongside Access if not already achieved. For both English and maths, Level 2 equivalents will be considered, but applicants must check that this will be accepted by their chosen university prior to starting on the Access course.
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