Access to HE: Social Work: Level 3

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Units / Modules

Mandatory Units: (Ungraded)

  • Academic Writing (3 credits)
  • Information Literacy Skills (3 credits)
  • Researching and Understanding Opportunities in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • Research Skills (3 credits)
  • Reflective Practice (3 credits)

Academic Units: (Graded)

  • Key aspects of Psychology (6 credits)
  • Psychological Disorders (6 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (6 credits)
  • Sociology: Concepts and Perspectives (6 credits)
  • Family (3 credits)
  • The role and responsibility of a Social Worker (6 credits)
  • Understanding the Welfare State (3 credits)
  • Safeguarding (3 credits)
  • Poverty in Contemporary Britain (6 credits)

Entry Requirements

GCSEs in English and Maths and English at Grade 4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be considered. Additional requirements include a successful interview and demonstration of appropriate sector care values.

Career Progression

Students can progress on to university courses such as social work, youth work, working with families and young people and childhood studies. Post-University, students can move into specific careers including social work, youth work, adult guidance worker, family support worker, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and volunteer coordinator.

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

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Course Fee (Adult)

£3,384   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

School of Social Science
Leeds City College
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