Full Time, Part Time

Subject Area

Access to HE

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000







Course Level


Home / Course / Access to Higher Education (Social Work)

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults who are over the age of 19 and who wish to progress to Higher Education in Social Work.

What do you need to apply for the course?

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

What are the key things you'll learn?

You will study a range of core units and have the following optional pathways:

  • History
  • Psychology
  • English
  • Social Policy and Welfare
  • Sociology


How you will learn

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

Where could this course take you?

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.

What costs will you incur?

2017/18 fees: £2,750.

If you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace.


If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.