What is special about this course?
If you have decided on a career in social work this course is for you. Robert Gordon University has given positive feedback on our students who have progressed on to study with them. They commented that this access course prepares students well for their degree in social work and successful completion of the access course will guarantee students an interview for the degree at Robert Gordon University.
Good reasons to study this course are:
- you have the opportunity to gain 3 good Highers relevant to future carers
- the academic workload is good preparation for degree courses and you are guaranteed an interview with RGU
- other appropriate units are useful for your future career
- there is a good choice of work experience
- it provides a good insight into a possible future career
- there is the opportunity for a work placement
4 passes at National 5, one must be an English based subject.
Or, 4 Intermediate 2 passes (A - C), one must be an English based subject.
Or, 1 English based Higher.
Mature students will be considered without these qualifications if they can demonstrate ability to work at the required level.
You will be required to provide a referee on application and complete a Protecting Vulnerable Groups check before commencing this course.
All applicants will be interviewed.
This course incorporates the National Certificate in Health & Social Care (Level 6).
The following subjects are covered:
- Higher Psychology
- Higher Sociology
- Higher Care
- Child Protection
- First Aid
- Prevention of Infection
- Literature 1
- Information Technology
- Team Working
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
You will study full-time at Shetland College UHI, Lerwick and also have a work placement.
The course will be taught by short lectures, group discussions, individual exercises, a research project and personal study.
It is a very academic course to prepare students for progression to a professional degree.
How long will my course last?
One year (9.15am to 4.00pm) plus six hours of study per week
Where can I study my course?
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
For more information see the funding page.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Academic: You can progress on to the degree in social work. Students are guaranteed an interview to study at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Employment/Career: This course can be used as a stepping stone into various areas of social work or similar career paths through further study in higher education.
Former students have: Gone on to employment and further study.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.