• Social work practice
• Social care
• Mental health studies
• Care management
This is an intensive year of study, with no end exam, but many assignments presented throughout the year. You will study up to twenty modules, with each one formally assessed through means of a marked assignment that can be in the form of an essay, presentation, report or group discussion. This prepares you for the demands of Higher Education assessment methods.
This course runs one external trip a year, to Winchester University, where they hold an Access to Higher Education Taster Day where queries about fees and funding can be answered, regardless of what university you wish to go to.
What grades will I need?
GCSE in English at grade C/5-4 or Level 2 Functional Skills (Literacy)
Where will it lead me?
• Social Work
• Youth Work
• Mental Health Nursing
• Care Management
This course is recognised nationally by employers and educational institutions. The technical and employability skills, knowledge and understanding are transferable to many different employment options such as: Social Worker, Youth Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Care Manager, Psychologist or Counsellor.
In order to support your application for higher education, we recommend you attain as much work experience in the field as possible. Places at universities are extremely competitive, so ensuring you give yourself the best chance at success is critical.