DIPLOMA/BA EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES
The course has been developed to meet the requirements for employment, in relation to understanding the need for Integrated Service delivery within the education and social services sector.
This is a partnership course with the University of Strathclyde, and on successful completion of the Diploma, you can move directly to the third year of the BA (Honours) programme at the University of Strathclyde.
What you need to qualify for entry...
HNC in a related subject which offers a mandatory placement such as:
- Social Services
- Childhood Practice
- Additional Support Needs
- Health Care Practice
- Working in Communities and Housing
- Occupational Therapy
Achieve an ‘A’ in the Graded Unit.
Submission of a Personal Statement, participation at an information session, skills assessment and interview forms part of the selection criteria.
All qualifications should have been achieved in the previous five years, unless you have a noted qualification AND significant relevant workplace experience
You will require relevant experience of the workplace (placement will count towards this)
Three days each week in college will give you the opportunity to undertake a range of subjects focussing on learning about these integrated services and the skills necessary to undertake professional roles.
The units you will study as part of the Diploma/BA are:
- Academic Literacy
- The Societal Context of Professional Roles
- Introduction to Integrated Services
- How People Develop and Learn
- Workplace Practice
- Being Professional: Working Collaboratively
There will be a four-week placement as part of the course to observe how services are moving towards integrated provision.
A PVG check will be required for this course.
Full time 3 days per week
1 Academic Year
September to June
Articulating to year 3 and year 4 at the University of Strathclyde.
Successful completion of the Diploma allow progression to the University of Strathclyde to complete the BA Education and Social Services. After which you may choose to continue with an application for postgraduate study in courses such as; including Primary Education, Community Development and Learning, Social work, Counselling, Additional Support Needs, Mental Health, Autism, Career Guidance, Criminology and Housing.
There is a diverse range of employment opportunity after completing the BA including support workers in mental health, addictions, homelessness, children’s services, learning disability, crisis services, police, family and education settings.