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Course summary

The new BTEC Higher National qualifications in Social and Community Work are designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional pathways at Levels 4 and 5, providing students with a clear line of sight to employment in Social and Community work or progression to further higher education study in Social Work. The course will offer you an opportunity to review the various disciplines related to social working and community working and be in a position to recognize the qualities, skills and knowledge required to work with vulnerable people. With increasing demands for and on staff within this sector this qualification will allow you to explore options, meet professionals in the field and make informed decisions for a valuable and rewarding career. What will I study During the course you will study modules that will relate directly to your workplace and allow you to put your learning into practice. You will understand the process of law and ethical policy, mental health, human development and behaviour, social work principles and practice as well as effective and relevant record keeping. Modules include 1 Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care 2 Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice 3 Mental Health and Wellbeing: a Whole Person Approach 4 Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project) 9 Social Work Principles and Introduction to Practice 10 Applied Understanding of Human Development and Behaviour 17 Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services How will I be assessed? You will be expected to compile a portfolio of evidence as well as submitting essays. You will also be assessed in the workplace for elements of some of the units. What can I do after completing this course? Once you have completed this course you will be a well-equipped practitioner to take on employment in the social and community sector, in shelters or hospices, within the youth work sector or within a children’s centre You may choose to complete your academic studies with us by continuing onto the Level 6 BSc (Hons) in Integrated Health Care Management validated by the University of Brighton. Are there any extra costs? Applicants must have a current and valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report. There will be a charge for a DBS (formally CRB Criminal Records Bureau) check if students are not currently employed in their setting Additional Info Applicants must be involved in at least 12 hours / week of activity focused time within the social or care sectors. They must have agreement from the workplace/employer to support them through workplace learning facilitations, including provision of learning and assessment opportunities required by the course.

Modules

1 Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care 2 Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice 3 Mental Health and Wellbeing: a Whole Person Approach 4 Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project) 9 Social Work Principles and Introduction to Practice 10 Applied Understanding of Human Development and Behaviour 17 Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services

Assessment method

You will be expected to compile a portfolio of evidence as well as submitting essays. You will also be assessed in the workplace for elements of some of the units.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
SCW1
Institution code:
S83
Campus name:
Hastings (Station Plaza)
Campus code:
S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must be involved in at least 12 hours / week of activity focused time within the social or care sectors. They must have agreement from the workplace/employer to support them through workplace learning facilitations, including provision of learning and assessment opportunities required by the course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://adult.escg.ac.uk/courses/counselling-personal-development/higher-national-qualifications-in-social-and-community-work-y2-76554/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

There will be a charge for a DBS (formally CRB Criminal Records Bureau) check, if students are not currently employed in their setting

Interview

Other

Applicants must be involved in at least 12 hours / week of activity focused time within the social or care sectors. They must have agreement from the workplace/employer to support them through workplace learning facilitations, including provision of learning and assessment opportunities required by the course.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £5950 Year 1
England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Studying with us will give you excellent value for money. Our lower fees, compared to many other universities, help you to save money, while getting the very best from our expert tutors.
Social & Community Work at East Sussex College - UCAS