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Social Work - Access to Higher Education Diploma

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  • 360 Guided learning hours
  • 12 months
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Overview

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work) is designed for students who are planning to further their education and plan a career related to Social Work. Many of our students study from home in their spare time and use this Access to Higher Education Diploma as a route into a full degree. However, it’s also beneficial if you’re looking to go directly into employment, where a Level 3 qualification is required.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work) covers areas from a range of social work-related topics including social work theory and practice, psychology, sociology as well as core study skills.

You’ll also pick up and learn organisational skills, time management skills and the ability to research on your own. This is important as social workers need to be able to manage heavy workloads at times and use their time effectively. They also need to keep up-to-date notes and records for other professionals to access.

Remember that this is distance learning so our Access to Higher Education Diploma fits into your life rather than the other way around. You can choose how long you'd like to study your Access to Higher Education Diploma for. The minimum expected time a learner would take to complete their Access to Higher Education Diploma is 9 months, the maximum is 2 years. After a short amount of time on the course you’ll be capable of things you hadn't previously thought possible.

Social Work - Access to Higher Education Diploma

Assessment

After each graded and ungraded unit there will be an assignment which needs to be completed and submitted online to your assessor for marking. 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 assessor will be responsible for marking your assignments and giving you with feedback about the work you've produced, and how you can improve.

The assignments contain one or a combinations of 2 tasks that you need to complete. As an example this could be any combination of a short series of questions, an essay, an academic report or a presentation. Learners must work their way through their ungraded and graded course units and attempt to get as many “Distinction” credits as possible. These are important as a minimum amount maybe specified in your university degree entrance criteria.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 360 hrs.

Modules

This course contains the following modules:

  • Module 1:Preparing to study
  • Module 2:Academic writing skills
  • Module 3:Preparing a written assignment
  • Module 4:Independent research
  • Module 5:Progressing to Higher Education
  • Module 6:Introduction to sociology
  • Module 7:Social factors in health care
  • Module 8:Poverty & health
  • Module 9:Sociology of health
  • Module 10:Sociology of the family
  • Module 11:Introduction to social work
  • Module 12:Morals and ethics in social work
  • Module 13:Anti-Oppressive practice
  • Module 14:Combating prejudice & discrimination
  • Module 15:Personal social services
  • Module 16:Contemporary issues in social policy
  • Module 17:Foundations of social policy
  • Module 18:The origins of the welfare state
  • Module 19:Introduction to psychology
  • Module 20:The brain & nervous system

Requirements

All learners starting an Access to Higher Education Diploma must have a GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent qualification), a relevant NVQ at level 2 or above and aspire to study a related degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to Higher Education Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each University has their own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Number of credits to be attained at Merit or Distinction level.
  • Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
  • Passing a Universities proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
  • Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
  • We strongly recommend learners starting an Access to Higher Education Diploma have a GCSE Grade A – C in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills/Key Skills etc.) OR a full L2 NVQ qualification in a related subject.


Each learner must undertake their own research to ensure their diploma is properly specified and gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. This research should be undertaken as soon as possible. learndirect will not be able to accept any liability for the inability of any Access to Higher Education Diploma learner failing to secure an offer from a Higher Education institution.

The vast majority of universities and colleges will accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas as an entry requirement, but you‘re advised to check this with each of the establishments you’re interested in attending. Most universities/colleges will also require a minimum of Grade C in English and Maths GCSEs, or equivalent. You’ll also need to meet this requirement in order to commence your Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work).

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  • 360 Guided learning hours
  • 12 months
  • Online

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DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE
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