Access to Higher Education
Social Care Pathway

  • Level 3 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a recognised qualification which aims to prepare you for study at degree level. If you’d like to go to university or change career direction, but have no previous qualifications, an Access to HE course can provide you with the subject knowledge along with techniques to help you back into studying.

You will learn a variety of aspects of social work and social care, as well as developing skills needed for progression to a degree in social work, counselling or related areas.

Modules may include:

  • Social work
  • Social policy
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Health studies
  • Communication / study skills
  • Counselling

Throughout the course you will also develop a number of skills including numeracy and literacy skills.

You will be assessed through assignments or projects including formal presentations. There are no formal exams, but you will have time-constrained tests and class-based activities.

  • Level 2 qualification
  • Applicants should ideally have valid life / work experience
  • You will complete a written exercise to establish support needs

A variety of higher education courses including Social Work, Youth Work, Criminology, Law, Counselling, Psychology, Philosophy and Social Policy.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Modules may include:

  • Social work
  • Social policy
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Health studies
  • Communication / study skills
  • Counselling

Throughout the course you will also develop a number of skills including numeracy and literacy skills.

You will be assessed through assignments or projects including formal presentations. There are no formal exams, but you will have time-constrained tests and class-based activities.

  • Level 2 qualification
  • Applicants should ideally have valid life / work experience
  • You will complete a written exercise to establish support needs

A variety of higher education courses including Social Work, Youth Work, Criminology, Law, Counselling, Psychology, Philosophy and Social Policy.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Queens Road South, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend

Queens Road Campus is situated on Bridgend Industrial Estate and supports many of our class-based Higher Education (HE) courses as well as being home to our Work-Based Learning team and Engage Training, the commercial training arm of Bridgend College.

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