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Access to HE Diploma (Social Work)



Level 3

Subject Sector:

Health, Social Care and Wellbeing





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This Diploma introduces students to the fundamental skills needed in the social work profession, providing an understanding of the role and function of social services, plus the role and responsibilities of social workers. There are also opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of psychology, social policy and sociology.

To ensure this Diploma meets our AVA policies and priorities for new provision, Skills and Education Group Access has worked with curriculum specialists and business development managers to coordinate and oversee the development of the Diploma, including meeting to agree curriculum content, level, grading descriptors and general rules of combination.

Subject Areas

Students studying this Diploma will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and practical skills through a range of subject areas, including:

Social Policy: The Role and Responsibilities of a Social Worker
Law: Family Law
Psychology: Child Development
Sociology: Concepts and Perspectives
Sociology: Family

If you’d like to customise learning pathways for your students, we can do that too. Just speak with our team to discuss your requirements.

Progression routes

Successful completion of this Diploma will open doors to a number of university courses, giving students the chance to study a broad array of degrees leading to careers in:

Family support
Human resources
Charitable work

And a university degree is not the only option to pursue; a Diploma can also lead to apprenticeships which can be studied at higher levels.

Why choose us

Skills and Education Group Access makes it easy to become an Access to HE Centre, with a simple approval process that will get you started quickly.

We’ll help you build specific, academically sound pathways to higher education, and guide you through the whole academic year.

Along with a dedicated team of external moderators to provide supportive visits, we offer flexibility to write your own assessments and help with assignment writing and the delivery of your Diploma. You also have the option of commencing delivery in either January or September, enabling you to attract more students at different times of the year.

To find out more about how to become a Skills and Education Group Access Centre, email us, or call us on 0115 854 1620.


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