On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: (400/0409/0).This course has also been assigned 60 credits.
All of our course materials are easy to understand, and provide you with a broad range of additional information to support your learning. You’ll be allocated a personal tutor who’ll have regular contact with you via our platform, by phone, email or Skype. You’ll be responsible for setting your own study schedule to fit around your lifestyle and responsibilities; you can therefore study at your own pace and in your own way.
Whilst you will have a great deal of flexibility with your studies, you’ll need to develop the discipline to study independently as well as be realistic about what you can achieve in the time you have available. Contact is all available with fellow students via our unique platform, and through debates and forums where you can share thoughts and ideas.
Your Access to Higher Education Diploma will be made up of a number of units, each of which will require you to complete an assignment. You’ll find ‘assessment planners’ included within the course materials for each unit; these are designed to help you to complete the relevant assignment. Your personal tutor will be responsible for marking your assignments and giving you with feedback about the work you’ve produced, and how you can improve.
All assignments provide the evidence required to award you with learning credits. You will need 60 credits to achieve an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Of the 60 credits required, 15 will be ungraded and 45 will be graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
The main objective is for you to apply to a University and enrol on a Social Work related degree course. However, not all careers need a degree, and an Access to HE Diploma (Social Work) is also an excellent way to improve your job prospects.
If it’s your main goal to enrol on a degree course then our experience in distance learning and higher education means can make the difference. Access to Higher Education Diplomas are well suited to meet University entry requirements as well as preparing you for undergraduate study.
UCAS, (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is a valuable source of information for all stages of university applications process, including what and where to study. Review the “what to study” unit on the UCAS website and watch the video.
After successfully completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work) and/or achieving a degree you can then enter a profession within social work. You could care and support a variety of people including older people, teenagers, young offenders, families or Refugees and asylum seekers.
You could carve out your career and provide support or care for someone or a group of people, within a role in the:
- An NHS Trust
- A local authority
- The voluntary sector
- Private sector