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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
29/09/20201 Year3Part-Time - DayWashington CampusAccess to Higher Education
30/09/20201 Year3Part-Time EveningWashington CampusAccess 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 levelCost
19+3000.00*

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

Your Curriculum Team

Ann Inkson

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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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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

Independence

College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

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

£ 36088

3287 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

£ 25480

4169 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

£ 21174

1105 people employed as Child and early years officers in the current year.

99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

(*Summer 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

(*Summer 2019)

We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.