Access to Social Care
Type: Professional Qualification
Mode: Full Time
Start Date: 25th Sept
End Date:
Day: 3 days per week
Duration: 33 weeks
Cost: £3,020 (fee remission may apply. Advanced Learner Loan available)
Course Overview

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.

What will I learn?

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)

How will the course be assessed?

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.

Materials and other information

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.


We have a wide range of adult learning programmes to help you reach your goals.

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