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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 3 Part-Time - Day Washington Campus Access to Higher Education
September 1 Year 3 Part-Time Evening Washington Campus Access to Higher Education

What’s it all about?

This course is for adults who are over the age of 19 and who wish to progress to Higher Education in Social Work.

You’ll need to have an interest in working in Social Work and any of the following:

4 GCSE’S at C or above
Any full level 2 or Test the City Maths and English level 2 plus a strong profile

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

On this course you will experience a combination of teaching and learning styles as follows:

Classroom lectures
Workshop/Study sessions
Directed work with other students
Directed private study

What’s next?

After the completion of this course you can progress to Higher Education. This could be a HNC, HND or Degree in the area of Social Work.

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Careers

Social Workers

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Medium Salary

£ 35466

3143 people employed as Social Workers in the current year.

Youth and Community Workers

Youth and community workers provide support to individuals or groups of individuals through a range of activities or services that aim to encourage participation in social and community life and promote personal and social development

Medium Salary

£ 21645

3431 people employed as Youth and Community Workers in the current year.

Child and Early Years Officers

Child and early years officers work with babies and with children up to 14 years of age (or 16 for those with special needs), providing support, help and advice to individuals or within a family context.

Medium Salary

£ 21939

980 people employed as Child and Early Years Officers in the current year.

93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

Consistently high achievement rates

Rated Good by Ofsted

*Ofsted June 2016

Excellent student support

Recognised regionally and nationally for our high-quality approach to careers education