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Access to Health & Social Care - Social Work

Full-time Access to Health & Social Care - Social Work Level 3 | Access to HE Diploma (Health and Social Care)

The Social Work pathway on the Access to Health and Social Care course offers you an insight into the profession of social work and introduces the initial skills and subject areas related to social work. This course is for people who want to pursue a career in social work; it gives them a recognis...

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email admissions@sgscol.ac.uk

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September 2020Filton Campus3Apply Online

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

The Social Work pathway on the Access to Health and Social Care course offers you an insight into the profession of social work and introduces the initial skills and subject areas related to social work. This course is for people who want to pursue a career in social work; it gives them a recognised qualification to help gain entry to university to study a social work degree. It is also useful for students who may want to study further in social policy or the social sciences. This is a one-year course contained within 3–4 days per week. This course is for mature students returning to education, or those wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered from the following categories: social work skills, psychology and sociology. A range of Academic Preparation Skills units are also offered.

What do I need to join?

Applicants should already have secured a grade C/4 or above in both GCSE Maths and English to gain entry to the Access course. If applicants are currently studying GCSEs, they will need to have secured these (at a 4 grade minimum) by the course start date. Any applicants that believe they have GCSE equivalency should check with their university of choice if they meet their degree course entry requirements before making an application for Access. An important part of the application for social work-related degrees is based on experience. We therefore require all applicants who wish to pursue the Social Work pathway on the Access course to have at least 3 months' relevant work or voluntary experience. In order to secure either paid or voluntary work experience within the social care sector, we suggest that you contact the local volunteer network and other care providers. In addition, the 1Big Database website lists all agencies within your local area (www.1bigdatabase.org.uk).

How will I know how I am doing?

The course consists of 60 credits: 45 Academic Subject Content (ASC) credits graded at pass, merit or distinction, and 15 Academic Preparation Skills (APS) credits. You will be set assignments to gain these credits throughout the academic year. These will involve essay writing, tests/exams, some practical experiments with written reports and presentations.

What can I do next?

The Access to Social Work pathway offers you the opportunity to progress onto a degree course in social work and related areas such as social policy, and these are offered nationally. The main local providers are: The University of the West of England (Social Work) Bristol University (Social Policy) University of Gloucestershire (Social Work) Bath University (Social Work and Applied Social Sciences) For more information about the university degrees and courses offered, please go to www.ucas.co.uk and click on the course search area, where all the courses available in the UK are listed, along with all the information required.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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