Access to Social Care

Course Details

Course Title: Access to Social Care Time:
Type: Professional Qualification Duration: 30 weeks, 3 days per week
Start Date: Register Your Interest End Date:
Day Daytime Cost:
Mode Full Time    

This progrmme is aimed at students aged 19+ wanting to return to education and who are keen to progress to university and enter into careers within Community Development, Criminology, Psychology, Social Work, International Studies, Sociology, Probation Services, Youth and Community Studies.

GCSEs in English and Maths at grades A*-C, or Level 2 functional skills equivalent. Additional qualifications may be needed for entry on to specific degree programmes. Applicants must successfully complete both a Maths and English assessment as part of the requirements on to the programme. Details of these will be discussed at interview.

You must also bring proof of any current qualifications along to your interview.

Social Care
Units of study may include:
• Equality and diversity
• Safeguarding
• Role and function of social services

Study Skills
Units of study may include:
• Essay writing
• Presentation skills
• Research skills
• Reflective practice

Units of study may include:
• Perspectives
• Developmental psychology (birth to old age)
• Social psychology (relationships)

Units of study may include:
• Perspectives
• Family (roles and changes)
• Stratification (poverty)

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include an extended essay, presentations, timed assessments under controlled conditions and report writing.

For students who access the 24+ Learner Loan to fund this course, loans may be reclaimed upon completion of a HE qualification. For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit

A place on a degree programme in a related discipline. Career opportunities include social, community and youth work sectors.

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