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Health & Social Care

The Access to HE Diploma (Social Work) offers adult returners a coherent integrated and supported year of study through which they will gain the knowledge awareness skills and confidence necessary for successful undergraduate studying in the intended progression routes for this Diploma.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    English and maths GCSE at grade 4 and aboveLevel 2 in health and social care (desirable) Work experience in the social care field (desirable)

    Assessment Method

    External Assessments (exams) and Internal Assessments.

    Aims of the course

    Following this course learners will develop the knowledge skills and behaviour in the field of social work. Learners will also have the opportunity to develop study skills which will give better preparation for university progression.

    Progression Opportunities

    Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Social Work. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Community Development and Leadership Education Culture and Society Health and Social Care Psychology and Counselling Social Care Studies Social and Community Work Social Work Sociology Sociology and Criminology Working with Children and Young People Youth Studies and a wide range of combined and related degrees.


    The course is taught in a variety of ways including workshops seminars lectures guest speakers visits group work and presentations. Learners will have access to the College's online systems and facilities including Google resources Google Classroom and EMe to use both on and off site.

    Career Options

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 30/06/2023
Course Code 3HCAE9A0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,384
24+ £3,384
International £9,000
Serifat Kareem

Serifat Kareem

"Coming to Lewisham College gave me time to truly think about what I wanted to do as an undergraduate student, it really helped my decision to study for a Master’s afterwards – particularly the 'Professional Development' module."

Saikou Sanyang

Saikou Sanyang

"We had a great bond as a class, and our course tutor was always willing to go the extra mile to support learners. I feel that I have really grown both personally and professionally."

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