Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for those who wish to progress to University to study social science, social care, social work and education based subjects such as sociology, psychology, social work, teacher training, childhood studies, early years and numerous other professional practice degrees.
You should be aged 19 or over, have had a break from full-time learning and gained some experience of work. You will need to be highly organised, able to problem solve and use initiative with effective communication skills. You will be required to participate in a careers interview, initial assessment and a group discussion before you are eligible to enrol.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
You should have GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. You will also be required to undertake an initial assessment in English and maths and demonstrate Level 2 ability English and Level 1 maths.
Please note if you do not have these qualifications, we may be able to work with applicants who meet the initial assessment expectation to negotiate an appropriate pathway dependent on university entrance needs for your planned degree. There is also a pre-access course that you will be able to study to prepare you for a Level 3 Access programme.
What will I study on the course?
You will study three principal subjects at Level 3:
- Education studies
- English language
Plus core skills units in:
- Study skills
- Academic writing