Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Social and Community Work top-up

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Course summary

This Level 5 Higher National Diploma top-up course is designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in social work, community work and community development. It aims to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the social and community work sector and to be adaptable in a constantly changing world. Applicants for this course should already have passed (or expect to achieve) a full Level 4 qualification in a related field. About the course The Level 5 HND in Social and Community Work top-up course allows a varied approach to assessments and delivery that supports progression to Level 6 (such as a BA/BSc Honours top-up degree), with assessment relevant to the local economy and local needs. Students on this course are required to undertake a placement in two different individual settings to develop social and community work skills, as well as the knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global health and social care environment. Progression from this qualification may also be to the third year of a similar degree or an apprenticeship or MA (further study may be required for an MA dependant on individual applicants). Modules may include: -Reflective practice -Investigating Innovation in Social and community Work -Assessment and care support -Safeguarding -International provision -Team work and coaching This qualification supports progression into a range of careers in social and community work, including: family support work roles, resource officer and personal assistant roles, community development work, public health and community support work, care planning roles, advocacy, social services supervisory or lower management roles, counselling and rehabilitation support roles. Compulsory work placement Students on this course are required to complete at least 375 hours' of work experience across social care and community care settings (or two diverse roles in one setting, covering both disciplines). Assessments Assessment will be a combination of coursework, controlled assessments and case studies. There are no examinations. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2023-24 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your progression and careers The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised as meeting admission requirements to many relevant social and community work-related courses, for example: BA/BSc (Hons) in Social Work, BA (Hons) in Social and Community Work, BA (Hons) in Youth Work, BA (Hons) in Community Development, BA (Hons) in Working with Children, Young People and Families, BA (Hons) in Social Policy, BA/BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care or similar; subject to the institution's own entry requirements. This qualification supports progression into a range of careers in social and community work, including: family support work roles, resource officer and personal assistant roles, community development work, public health and community support work, care planning roles, advocacy, social services supervisory or lower management roles, counselling and rehabilitation support roles.

Course details

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

Application codes

Course code:
SCW2
Institution code:
N30
Campus name:
Basford
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are currently unable to consider applicants requiring a Student Visa (formerly called a Tier 4 Visa) to study in the UK. Applicants from outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are requested to contact the College for the latest information before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course. [email protected] Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Social and Community Work top-up at Nottingham College - UCAS