Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 year Level 3 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus Access to Higher Education

What’s it all about?

This course is designed for adults (19+) who require the UCAS points to progress to University/ Higher Education to study a social care based degree such as Social Work or Children and Families.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and text books. Access to your own laptop is strongly recommended. As a student at Northumberland College you will have free unlimited use of Office online for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint along with cloud storage and share point.

Over a course of modules progress will be assessed using a range of methods including; assignments, research projects, practical assessments and reports.

Please check with your chosen university/institution for maths and English entry requirements.

English and maths are important for your studies and progress to your chosen career. Ideally, you will have already achieved maths and English grade 4 / C on entry to this programme, if not, or you wish to update your skills, we can support with this.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.30am - 2.30pm

Core units (3 credits)

- Study Skills
- Higher Skills in Mathematics
- Personal development & learning skills
- Select and use ICT

Specialist units (9 credits)

- Professional Practice
- Social Policy and Welfare
- Sociology
- Psychology
- Values and Practice in Care and Development

One Awards

What’s next?

Successful completion of this course will support your career journey in a range of sectors including Social Worker, Youth and Community worker and Education Studies. You could progress to a higher education programme of study either at a chosen university or within our HE team at Northumberland College

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