Qualification: OCN LR Diploma (Social Work)
Level: Level 3
Timetable: This is a full time programme of study of 13 hours per week at college. You will receive your timetable when you enrol.
Start Date: *START*Fees:
*HF+* including tuition and exam fees. The course may be free if you are:
If you are 19-23 and already have a Level 3 qualification, you will pay 50% of the course fees plus registration and exam fees.
If you are over 24 you may be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan which will be written off when you complete your degree.
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
You do not necessarily need previous qualifications, as we will take your life experience into account. However, before you apply, please note that this is a very demanding course, equivalent to an A-Level programme, so you will need to have a good level of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade A-C standard) in order to succeed. You will have an initial assessment to assess your suitability for the course. If successful, you will be invited for an interview. If you are not quite ready for the Access course we may offer you another course that will prepare you for the Access course.
You will need to have a CRB check for this course.
If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email email@example.com.
All students study the following core subjects:
The course is designed for adult learners and is taught by tutors who have experience with and are sympathetic to the needs of people returning to study after a long break. You will attend classes for 36 weeks during the year for a maximum of 13 hours per week. You should, however, plan for a roughly similar amount of unsupervised study. You will not be timetabled in college during the normal school holidays. You will usually be in a group of 20-22 adult students and will participate in a variety of group and individual activities.
Your development and progress in the course will be assessed on a regular basis both informally and formally. You will receive regular feedback from your tutors about your progress.
The assessment procedures vary from module to module and so will depend on what you are studying; there will be some set essays, coursework projects, and tests throughout the course. All of the modules use continuous assessment processes, which means that there is no dependence on final examinations (except for GCSE English).
As you go through the course you will know whether you are meeting the requirements or not, and you will be given opportunities to catch up and make good any problems.
“The Access to Nursing course was packed with interesting and relevant information related to the nursing industry and gave me the skills and confidence to continue my education. My lecturers were supportive, inventive, and clearly understood the profession we were looking to enter. I’m now studying Adult Nursing at Bucks New University and I can’t thank the lecturers at West Thames enough for helping to get me there.”