Access to HE: Social Work and Counselling Level 3 Diploma

Activate Learning
Course summary
Professional Training
1 year
Full time

Course description

Access to HE: Social Work and Counselling Level 3 Diploma

The Access to HE: Social Work and Counselling Level 3 Diploma pathway provides a route into a range of degree courses.

Suitability - Who should attend?

To be eligible for a place on an Access to HE Online program, you must have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C equivalent) or above, or a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification.

Training Course Content

What you’ll learn

  • You will study sociology and social policy plus communication studies (for the day group) or psychology (for the evening group).
  • Sociology will provide you with a firm understanding of society and how it operates. In Social Policy, we shall look at the Government policies which guide the work of social workers. One of the most important aspects of a social worker is the ability to understand clients and communicate with them and for them and students will find either communication studies or psychology helps with their clients.
  • As well as developing subject knowledge you will improve your communication, personal and study skills through a common core program that also provides one-to-one tutorial support.
  • There will be the opportunity to gain GCSE maths and English as part of your program, which is a requirement for a Social Work degree.
  • You will be assigned a personal tutor who will agree performance targets with you and support you to achieve these targets. Your tutor is also the first port of call for any pastoral issues.
  • Our committed team of staff and careers specialists will also guide and support you with your higher education choices and applications. Almost all our Access students progress to higher education. You will benefit from socialising in an educational environment and working collaboratively on projects. All of this is excellent preparation for higher education.

Course delivery details

  • You will learn through a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Credits are gained for a variety of tasks such as essays, reports, oral presentations and timed assessments.
  • In this pathway there is a very strong emphasis on working with others and developing effective communication skills.
  • You will regularly participate in a variety of group activities including group assessments. If you do not already have relevant work experience you will be encouraged and expected to seek a voluntary placement to support your higher education application.
  • Assessment on this program is through a combination of exams (approximately 30%) and coursework (approximately 70%).

About provider

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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Activate Learning

Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

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