HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (SOCIAL WORK)
Human health and social work activities is the second biggest industry in Lancashire, with the average health professional earning just over £30,000.* If you genuinely want to support the development of others then this industry-focused course will provide the knowledge and skills needed to progress to a career in social work. A 1-2 day weekly work placement will support your professional development.
*Association of Colleges RCU data (based on employees educated to at least level 4)
You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths and Science. Applicants with a grade 3 in English will be accepted, but must study a GCSE in English alongside this programme.
A broad range of topics include dementia care, sociology, psychology and caring for children and young people. The two-year course features a 100- hour work placement within your chosen area of social care including family support, school environments and elements of social work.
Assessment is by a combination of written assignments and controlled assessments. You will also need to complete an independent research project as well as three written exams.
Guest lectures from social workers, youth workers and probation officers provide an opportunity to gain first-hand insight into this industry. You will also benefit from work experience within social work environments and volunteering opportunities with local charities the Play Inclusion Project and Streetlife.
Progression can include studying degree-level courses in psychology, social work, youth offending, psychology or criminology. If you want to enter the industry directly opportunities exist in the area of youth work and family support.
How to Apply
Ready to make your career dreams a reality at the Fylde’s specialist sixth form college this September?
Sign up to enrol now at Lytham Sixth Form College between 9am and 4.30pm to secure your place or call 01253 504672.
- Telephoning the Course Enquiries Team on 01253 504343
- Emailing a request (including your name, address and date of birth) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Collecting a form from Reception at the Lytham Sixth Form College (address below)
Once you’ve completed the form (you may wish to keep a copy) send the original form as soon as possible to:
Lytham Sixth Form College
Lytham St. Annes