Access to Higher Education Diploma: Social Work | Walsall College

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Social Work

Access to HE Diplomas are well established national qualifications, which allow students without traditional Level 3 qualifications to apply for Higher Education courses either at university or at Walsall College.

Our Access to Higher Education Diploma: Social Work course offers progression onto Higher Education courses in a variety of Social Work, Social Welfare and Youth Work related areas and courses related to careers within the public sector.

The pathway specific subjects include: Introduction to Social Work, Personal Social Services, Social Welfare, Social Policy, Sociology, Psychology and Family Law (Children).

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You will need to have previously achieved a GCSE grade C or above in English or Maths. You will also need to be able to demonstrate Level 2 competency in Literacy and a minimum of Level 1-2 in Numeracy through a rigorous interview, online Initial Assessment and a written comprehension exercise. You will need to possess the necessary motivation and determination to succeed on an intensive programme and must be able to show evidence of relevant work experience to support career progression.

You can progress onto higher education courses within social work or youth work and careers more generally within the public sector. Successful completion of the unit assessment is required for progression.

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Basic Information

Course Code M01F3SWK9P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 3
Type Full-Time
Fee £3000, Exam/reg fees: £98, Other fees: £10 Learning Pass with Photocopying & Printing Credit
Start Date Sep 23 2019

Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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