Lancaster & Morecambe College
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ACCESS TO SOCIAL WORK: This is a one year course providing you with the opportunity to seek entry to higher education courses in the field of social work, counselling, or youth and community work, or to further training. It is highly recommended that students have some experience in a social work setting or are prepared to gain experience whilst on the course. The course is primarily aimed at mature students aged 19+ who are prepared to commit themselves to a full year of study for approximately 15 hours per week and progress onto university. It is particularly geared towards students who want a second opportunity in education or who have gaps in their education due to other commitments. The course enables you to achieve the full Diploma by accumulating 60 credits in a number of subjects related to your career aspirations. The Level 3 (A Level Standard) options are: • English Language and Literature • Psychology • Sociology • Criminology • Human Growth and Development In addition you will be expected to study GCSE Maths and English if you do not already have a C/4 grade in these subjects

Additional entry requirements

A range of evidence may be considered when assessing the potential of an applicant to succeed on an Access Diploma e.g. their life skills, previous employment, prior achievements and professional qualifications. However, the general expectation is that a student will: • have good level 2 skills reflecting ability equal to 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above or any equivalent professional qualification • Successfully complete an initial assessment The offer of a place will be determined by the following three factors: • The student’s performance at interview • The successful completion of the assessment • The consideration of prior achievements and/or qualifications

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Course info
Start Date: Thu 01st August 2019


Lancaster, LA1 2TY


1 year


Full time


Access to Higher Education


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