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Access to Higher Education in Social Work
ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK
Course Overview

This course has been designed specifically for mature students who do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.

You will attend college four days a week between 9.30 and 3.30.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you with studies and personal development.

Good time-management skills are necessary as assessment of the course is on an on-going basis.

The curriculum is structured so that core units are delivered together with the cohorts of the other Access courses in the college. The specialist social work and sociology units are delivered to the social work students separately. There are weekly tutorials where one to ones take place and you set your own targets for the development of specific skills and knowledge, including completion of the UCAS process. All resources, assignments are available on the Google Classrooms for your use and specific resources for eLearning sessions are updated weekly. 

Course Content

This course includes the following units:

  • Social Work Practice
  • Extended Independent Academic Study (Professional Studies)
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Development Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Development of Social Welfare
  • Social Welfare in the 21st Century
  • Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Health and Society
  • Approaches to Counselling
  • Communication and Presentation
  • Reviewing and Planning
English and Maths
If you are aged under 19 and if you do not hold a GCSE grade C or higher in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards these qualifications.
Entry Requirements
You should have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above. You will also be invited for an advice and guidance interview with the tutor.If you do not meet the entry requirements, we would advise you to consider enrolling on our Pre-Access to Higher Education course and the IGCSE English Language.
Assessment
This course is assessed in a variety of ways including presentations, discussions, tests, projects, practical work, problem solving exercises, essays, scientific reports, diagrams.
What does this course lead to?
This course would be appropriate for those who wish to study Social Work, or a similar degree, at University.  We advise checking with the Admissions Tutor for specific degree programmes.
Financial Information
If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free.
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.
If you take out a 24+ Adult Learning Loan in order to join this course and then you complete the course and progress on to a Higher Education qualification, it is likely that this first 24+ Loan will be cancelled.
Staged Payment
A staged payment plan is available to help with course fees.
Reduced Fees
Fee concessions may be available if you are out of work, on low income or studying for your first Level 1 or Level 2 qualification.
Bursaries
If you are unable to pay any of the course costs, or need financial assistance you may be eligible to receive a college bursary.
For further details on fees and financial help please contact Student Welfare on 01256 306333 / 01256 306393.
Travel Subsidy
BCoT offers discount on travel to and from the college for full time students. We offer 50% discount on rail fares and if you are travelling by bus, we offer 25% off Zone 2 buses outside of Basingstoke. There is financial assistance available for those families on a low income.