Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 3 Access to HE Diploma (Social Work) Online Course - Sandwell College

Full Time

Access to HE Diploma (Social Work) Online

Access to HE Diploma (Social Work) Online

1 year full time, 2 years part time



Course summary

· Are you 19 years or older? · Do you want a career in Healthcare? · Do you need a Level 3 Qualification to meet the entry requirements for University?   Level of course on the Qualifications and Credit Framework: On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3 with 60 credits. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma

Course requirements

· You will need GCSE English at Grade A-C (4-9) or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills) and GCSE Maths at Grade A-C (4-9) or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills).

· Some Universities will only accept GCSEs to meet entry requirements. They will also require you to have additional GCSEs at Grade A-C (4-9) for some courses, including a science for some pathways.

· As the course is fully online you must have strong ICT skills to enable you to cope with the demands of the course.

· You will also need to have your own laptop

· Modules include – 45 credits in Social Work, Sociology and Psychology and 15 credits in Study Skills

· Online course – You will have the opportunity to come into college for ‘drop-in’ support sessions with your course tutor who can provide guidance and support with your assignments.

· Your learning will be fully online and will be managed and supported using the innovative PEARL platform, with ongoing support from the experienced Access to HE curriculum team.

Date when the course starts






Are there any additional costs the student be made aware of?

Your UCAS application for university entry will cost £28.50

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include essays, report writing, online assessment, and presentations.

You must achieve 60 credits at Level 3 to be awarded the Access to HE Diploma:

Graded - 45 are Graded Credits in Academic Modules at Pass, Merit or Distinction

Ungraded: 15 are Ungraded Credits in Study Skills.

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to university for an Undergraduate Degree or Degree Apprenticeships.

What are the career routes for this course?

Social Work, Sociology, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Probation Service, Youth and Family Work, Family Support Worker, Criminology, Policing

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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