Access to HE Diploma: Social Care & Social Sciences
If you are looking to achieve a diploma to progress in Social Care, Social Services, Social Sciences and Teaching at a degree level, then this is the course for you.
Entry Requirements: GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C/4 or above
The course provides learners with a platform to HE upon achieving an overall pass and meeting the entry requirements and conditions of their prospective HE establishments.
Learners will develop a wide range of skills from academic writing to reflective skills to name a few. You will also develop skills in group work as well as independent skills.
The tutors provide a supportive learning environment to ensure individual needs are met and ensure successful achievement of their learners.
Some of the units that you can expect to study on the Access to HE Diploma: Social Care & Social Sciences include:
- Study skills
- Researching and understanding opportunities for study in Higher Education
- Access project
- Social policy and welfare
- Professional practice
- The sociology of crime and deviance
- Values and practice in care and development
This Access course is particularly suitable for people who are considering a career in the fields of Social Care, Social Services, Social Sciences and Teaching.
Other areas such as Community Studies, Counselling, Education Welfare, Youth Offending and Probation Service degrees are a good route also. Other potential job opportunities include:
- Social worker
- Senior care worker
- Probation officer
- Community development worker
- Children and young families
This diploma is validated and approved by One Awards.
As the course is at Level 3 commitment is essential.
In addition to your work at college you will be required to undertake independent study and research.
Entry Requirements & Interview Process
You must be at least 19 years of age and have GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or grade 4 or above (Level 2 Functional Maths may be considered depending on the route you are wanting to take.
If you are looking to going into teaching you will need to have at least one Science GCSE at grade C as well. You can take one GCSE alongside the Access course.
You are advised to check, prior to application the entry requirements of any universities you wish to apply for.