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Social Work Level 3 Access to Higher Education at Barnet and Southgate College

Course description

Pathways in social work and related professions. If you are a mature student (over 19) and want to go to university to attain a career in Social Work, Social Care, Youth Work, Youth Justice, Housing, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology or similar areas, then this is the perfect route for you. The course offers the underpinning knowledge to gain a level 3 qualification. The duration of the course is 1 year.

Course content

This course programme covers: Mandatory Units * Study Skills * HE Preparation and Exam Skills * Subject Specific Social Work Pathway units May include: * Sociology * Interpersonal Skills, * Safeguarding Children * Social Work Practice *Psychology

Entry requirements

Students must have relevant experience of working with Child Care or Health and Social Care settings. Students must be committed and motivated to study and wish to progress on to higher education. A grade C or above at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. Relevant work experience is desirable. Evidence will need to be shown before you can have an unconditional place on the course. Most universities will also require you to have this experience as part of the entry requirements. For progression, please note that most universities will also require that you have GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths. You will be required to undertake a satisfactory interview.


Assessment will be through: * Coursework * Final Examination (some units only) Please ensure you bring to your interview a handwritten personal statement of approx. 200 words about why you want to work in Health and Social Care

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course students can progress onto Social Work, Housing, Youth Work, or similar vocational Degrees at any university. There will be the opportunity for those who do not yet have a GCSE in Maths and English, to obtain these qualifications on our part- time courses in these subjects or as part of a Level 2 Health and Social Care course. This course has especially strong links with our local universities; Middlesex, Hertfordshire and London Metropolitan.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barnet and Southgate College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2016