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Access to HE Diploma (Social Work) Rules of Combination and Approved Unit List (2017-18)

Qualification Aim Number:

40002834

Rules of Combination and Approved Unit List


Credit Value:

60

Guided Learning Hours:

450-600

Information for learners

Is this the right qualification for you?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university.

It is designed for:

  • adults with a current or previous role in care e.g. youth worker, care worker, voluntary community worker;
  • adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, were unable to participate in or benefit from initial education;
  • adults from groups under-represented in higher education;
  • adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering a social work related profession.

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: Social Work, Youth and Community Work, Social Policy and other related degrees. In addition, some colleges offer internal progression to, for example, to their Higher National Diplomas in Health and Social Care. 

Answers to common questions about studying for an Access to HE Diploma, including the structure, entry requirements and fees, can be found on our What is Access to HE page.

Where can you study this Access to HE Diploma?

Access to HE Diplomas are delivered by OCN London centres including Further Education Colleges, and Adult and Community Education Centres. The following centres are approved to deliver this qualification:

Barnet and Southgate College
Bromley College of Further and Higher Education (LSEC) – Bexley Campus
Croydon College
Kingston College
Lambeth College
Lewisham Southwark College
South Thames College
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
West Thames College

You can find out more about these centres and the Diplomas that they offer by visiting their pages in our Access to HE Course Directory and by contacting them directly.

You can also study for an Access to HE Diploma in Humanities and Social Science or Health and Human Sciences.

Information for centres

How can we deliver this qualification?

You can enquire about becoming an approved centre for delivering Access to HE Diplomas by completing the Centre Approval Enquiry Form.

You can find out more about the delivery of the Access to HE Diploma by reading our Access to HE Brochure and the OCN London Access to HE Diploma Guide.

What does OCN London offer?

About Us

OCN London is a leading national Access Validating Agency and Awarding Organisation. We put learner needs at the very heart of our service and certificate thousands of learners who achieve our Access to HE Diplomas every year.