Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education - Social Work (September 2024 Start)

Start Date: 03/09/2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 25/06/2025
End Time: 16:00
Day(s): Tuesday and Wednesday
Site: Kingston Building


Course Overview

The Access to HE Diploma (Social Work) aims to develop your understanding of complex relationships between people and society, explore social injustice and inequality and examine the role of social workers. Whilst learning about social policy, people and society, you will also have the opportunity to develop communication and report writing skills.

What Will I Learn

You will study a range of units that make up the overall Diploma. These may be based around the following topics: sociology and social policy, law, health studies, policing and criminology, and psychology. Throughout the Diploma, you will also develop transferable skills such as effective communication, working with others, interpreting information and accuracy and attention to detail.

Course Expenses

The fees for this course are currently being agreed and will be shown as soon as possible. You may be able to study for free if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You may also apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your fees.

How Will I Be Assessed

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is predominantly based upon continuous assessment (coursework). There will be a variety of teaching methods used throughout the course, including individual practical work, small group exercises, on-line research, group presentations, whole-class teaching and peer assessment. You will be supported and encouraged to develop and practice the skills that will enable you to become an independent learner and fully prepare you for Higher Education.

The assessment methodology will take a variety of forms including:
- Essay
- Timed Assessment/End Test
- Presentations (with hand-outs/notes)
- Report
- Micro-Teach
- Case Study
- Independent Research Study

Entry Requirements

This qualification is for students aged 19 and over. You must have achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above. We are looking for applicants with a high level of motivation to be an independent student with a willingness for self-study, the commitment to study a full time, challenging course with a clear idea of the university level programmes that you wish to progress onto.