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Course summary

Pearson BTEC Higher National Courses offer an integrated approach to learning and development underpinning the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for a career in health and social care. Students studying on the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Social and Community Work have the opportunity to develop social and community work skills, knowledge and understanding in the global health and social care environment. The course is aimed at dedicated learners who want to develop their knowledge, skills, confidence and practical experience within communities. Experienced professionals who are specialists in the field deliver this full-time course. Students who have successfully completed the Level 4 HNC can apply to progress to the Level 5 HND. Successful completion of Level 5 HND can create employment opportunities in fields such as counselling, rehabilitation support, social services, community development and family support. Students on this course are required to undertake work placement in two different settings for a minimum of 200 hours to develop social and community work skills. All students will need to hold an Enhanced DBS check.


Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Certificate in Social and Community Work (Year 2 of 2) Level 5 modules may include: Innovative approaches to practice in social and community work Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults family support and interventions

Assessment method

Students are required to apply their knowledge to a variety of assignments and activities with a focus on the holistic development of practical, interpersonal and higher-level thinking skills. A range of assessment methods may include portfolio's, written tasks, observations, peer reviews and presentations. The practical demonstration of skills is necessary for other units and students will need to carry out their own research and analysis working independently and part of a team.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Kingston College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Sector related qualifications at Level 3 to include NVQ Level 3. GCSE's in English and Maths at Grade 4 or above. Completion of the Level 4 HNC in Social Work. Each application is assessed individually in line with current qualifications and relevant experience. A suitable reference. All students will need to hold an Enhanced DBS check.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Social & Community Work (Children, Young People & Families) at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS