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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.2 Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ003950
Price:
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Age Range:
19+
QAA aim code:
40010545

Qualification Summary

The diploma allows learners to undertake study related to the social work sector which is very diverse. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes including a focus on knowledge and skills related to social work practice with a range of optional units.


Why choose this qualification?

The diploma allows learners to undertake study related to the social work sector which is very diverse. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes including a focus on knowledge and skills related to social work practice with a range of optional units.

Units

Mandatory Graded

Learners must achieve 12 credits from this group

Essential Practice Skills - Social Work

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029625
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Safeguarding Children, Young People and/or Vulnerable Adults

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025409
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Understanding Social Work Practice

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031797
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Optional Units Research: Grade

Learners must achieve a maximum of 6 credits from this group

Extended Project - Social Work

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU029630
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Research Skills for Social Work

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031614
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Optional Units: Graded

Learners must achieve 27 credits from this group

Aspects of Cognitive Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018276
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Aspects of Social Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029057
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Atypical Development and Abnormal Behaviour

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025692
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Child Development

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006046
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Child Protection and Legislation

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029768
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Culture and Identity

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU011218
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Dementia Awareness

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025825
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Effective and Reflective Practice

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU017815
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Equality and Diversity within Care Services

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025436
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Ethnic Diversity and Health

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU014008
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Government Policy in Relation to Current Social Welfare Issues

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018796
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Inclusive Practice in Social Work

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029770
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Introduction to Sociology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU014030
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Introduction to the Sociology of Crime and Deviance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006605
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Media Perspectives of Health and Social Care

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025681
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Mental Health and Illness

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030824
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Poverty and Social Exclusion

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU014245
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Professional Practice in a Digital World

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031623
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Social Inequality

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025627
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Social Influence, Conformity and Obedience to Authority

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029616
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Social Policy

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026373
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Social Stratification

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029611
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Social Work and Disability

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031800
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Sociology of Health

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU007094
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Sociology of the Family

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029049
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Understand Care of the Elderly

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026111
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Understand how Youth Work and/or Social Work can Support Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031625
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Understand how to Support Young People who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ+)

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031621
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Understanding Published Research in Health and Social Care

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029780
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Understanding Social and Physical Aspects of Adult Relationships

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006060
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Understanding Youth and Popular Culture

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031617
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Valuing Diversity: Types, Bases and Impact of Discrimination

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018124
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Mandatory Units: Ungraded

Learners must achieve 9 credits from this group

Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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Optional Units: Ungraded

Learners must achieve 6 credits from this group

Academic Reading Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018346
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Communication - Speaking and Listening

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007560
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Developing Professional Attributes

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025278
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Presentation Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018352
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Presenting Information Using ICT

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU027084
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Problem Solving in the Workplace

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018630
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025796
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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References and Reliability of Sources

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026344
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Writing reports

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026155
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Intended learner groups

a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE.
c) To provide preparation for study in UK HEIs.


How this diploma meets learners' needs

The Diploma will provide them with underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to their proposed HE study. A broad range of knowledge will be acquired which support an understanding of social work practice and will ensure that the learner is fully prepared for progression onto the relevant degrees.


What this diploma covers

The units include a balance of units which allow the learners to keep their options open until they have fully decided on their preferred route at degree level. The ungraded units have been chosen to support both progression into higher education and also to allow the learners to develop skills relevant to the subject area e.g. Preparing for Higher Education and Study Skills


Delivery methods

Face to face
Blended learning
Online

Work placements would also be beneficial to widen opportunities.

Assessment methods
Case studies, presentations, short answer questions, essay, report, exam, literature review, controlled assessment, academic poster, information booklet, factsheets


Successful completion criteria

Learners will probably require a pass in maths and English at GCSE level or a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths to progress onto a degree course.

Progression routes

BA/BSc Social Work
MA/MSc Social Work (for those who are graduates)
BA/BSc Social Policy
BSc Social Sciences
BA/BSc Criminology
BA Law
BA Youth and Community Work
BA/BSc Psychology
BSc Health and Social Care
BSc Sociology
BSc Social Studies
BSc Politics


Provider approval criteria

Depending on the choice of unit, centres will require access to relevant software, hardware and technical equipment.


Funding information

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