Social Work and Social Services: Access

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Year - 3.5 Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
East End
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Course overview

Access to Social Work and Social Services is a full-time course (21 hours per week), delivered over one academic year. It is part of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP).

This course is ideal for you if you have some life experience and you want to progress onto further study at Glasgow Kelvin College on HNC Social Services (Care) and then university BA Social Work.

You may check your eligibility by contacting SWAPWest directly:

**Please Note: When completing your personal statement please follow the guidelines closely

What you will learn

Subjects covered will include:

  • Care: Values and Principles
  • Care: Social Influences
  • Care: Human Development and Behaviour
  • Child Protection
  • Health, Safety and Protection Issues in Care Settings
  • Philosophy
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness
  • Criminology
  • Families
  • Counselling
  • Loss and Grief
  • Communications Level 5 & 6
  • Numeracy

Entry requirements

Whilst there are no formal qualifications required, you must have good written and spoken communication skills.

Applicants will be assessed through their personal statement as part of the recruitment process.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL Higher (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment  here at the College.

You need to provide a comprehensive personal statement with your application which MUST include the following:

1- Why you wish to study Social Work.

2- What branch of Social Work you would like to work in.

3- What skills and attributes you believe you have and how these will help you when working in Social Work.

4- What you believe the biggest challenges will be for you coming to Glasgow Kelvin College to study and state how you will cope with these challenges.

5- Why is an understanding of legislation important when working within the Social Work sector?

Career Opportunities

Basic grade care worker

Future prospects

Successful completion of this programme will allow progression to HNC Social Services (Care) or may allow you to progress into employment as a basic grade support worker in the care sector.

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