Access to Social Work

1. Course details

Qualification name Access to Higher Education Diploma: Social Work - West Thames College
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Open College Network London Region
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 01 September 2020
Cost £3,384.00
Cost description There may be additional fees for materials, course kits and DBS checks. Fees may be subject to change. If you are over 19 you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

This course is for those wishing to pursue a career in social work or other care professions. It covers social policy, sociology, social work theory and practice, psychology, study skills, and GCSE Maths and English.

3. Entry requirements

Universities require learners to have GCSEs to progress onto a degree in Social Working and West Thames College can help you get these alongside your Access course. To join an Access course, students must already have either their GCSE Maths or GCSE English (or both) at grade A*-C / grades 9-5. If you need to achieve either your GCSE Maths or English qualifications, we will enrol you on this when you join the Access course and you will study this GCSE as you also study for your Access course. If you need to study more than one of the above GCSEs then why not enrol on our Adult GCSE courses for an academic year and then join your Access course. Please note that this is a very demanding course, equivalent to an A-Level programme, so you will need to have a good level of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade A*-C standard) in order to succeed. You will have an initial assessment to assess your suitability for the course. If successful, you will be invited for an interview. If you are not quite ready for the Access course we may offer you another course that will prepare you for the Access course. You will need to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check for this course. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email

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8. Next steps

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9. Venue

Name Isleworth Campus
Address London Road
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