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North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Social & Community Work

UCAS Code: SCW1

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

GCSE English grade C/4

UCAS Tariff

80

GCSE English grade C/4

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

If you have an ambition to make a significant impact in the community, a career in social and community could be for you. Social workers provide valuable support to people who need help to improve their lives. You could be working with people of all ages with mental health problems, looked after children and young people, carers and adopters, older people, refugees, asylum seekers or offenders. You could find employment in family support, community development, public health, care planning, advocacy and counselling or rehabilitation roles. Our HND in Social and Community Work will equip you with skills in law, policy and values in health and social care, mental health and well-being and partnership working. You will also explore innovative approaches to social and community work and develop highly valuable skills in personcentred practice.

**Course cost: £5950 per year
Duration: 2 Years
Credit Value: 240**

**Units within this course include:**
Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
Mental Health and Well-being: a Whole Person Approach
Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice
Social Work Principles and Introduction to Practice
Applied Understanding of Human Development and Behaviour
Youth and Community Work
Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice
Investigating Innovative Approaches to Practice in Social and Community Work
Approaches to Assessment and Care Support Planning
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
Family Support and Intervention: Working with Children and Families
Building Relationships with Individuals in Marginalised Communities
Youth Justice: Gangs and Serious Youth Violence

**Entry Requirements**
64 UCAS Points

We welcome applications from individuals who do not match the standard entry requirements, but can demonstrate the ability to study at university level due to having relevant work experience in the Health and Social Care sector.

**Course Assessment**
You will be assessed via written reports, essays, presentations, portfolios, practical projects, external assessments and work based assessments.

**Progression Opportunities**
Careers routes after course completion include:
Youth Work, Youth and Community Work, Family Support Worker, Children, Young People and Families Worker. A range of careers in Early Years/Children’s Centres (including Senior/Managerial Roles) such as Youth Justice and Support Worker.

Potential degree courses once completed the full HND include:
BA (Hons) Social and Community Work, BA (Hons) Youth Work, BA (Hons) Community Development, BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families, BA (Hons) Social Policy, BA (Hons) Psychology , BA (Hons) Social Work – please check with individual Higher Education providers.

**Additional Costs and Information**
As part of the course you will need:
Folders, pens, paper and course textbooks
A clear DBS check
Access to the internet and a computer for the online learning aspect of the course

As part of this course you will complete a minimum of 225 hours work experience in a range of suitable social or community settings. These hours can be voluntary or in paid employment in the relevant settings

**www.nwslc.ac.uk
0330 058 3000
enquiries@nwslc.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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England
£5,950
per year
EU
£5,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,950
per year
Scotland
£5,950
per year
Wales
£5,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

South Leicestershire Campus

Department:

Continuing Education

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