Access to HE: Social Work: Level 3

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This is a one-year, full-time course for adult learners who want to go on to study social work at university. During the course you’ll cover everything from developmental psychology to understanding the welfare state as well as a specialist social work unit.

Course Information

The course is specifically designed for busy people with prior commitments, that’s why we teach using a mixture of class-based activities and online learning. You’ll only need to attend college two days a week so it can work around your schedule. In-class activities involve lectures, group work, peer learning and research-based tasks, and you’ll also have access to online materials via Google Classroom on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

To prepare you for university, we’ll develop your academic skills such as academic writing, researching, critical thinking, presenting and information literacy skills. Even better, you’ll gain skills particularly valued by employers such as teamwork, data analysis, time management and problem-solving. By the end of the course you’ll also be proficient with a range of word processing and spreadsheet software including Microsoft Office and G Suite.

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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.

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Course Details

Duration

1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

13/09/2021

Course Code

77229-01

Health Science & Social Care

Leeds City College
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