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Programme overview

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 programme will provide the knowledge and skills needed to progress to a career in social work. A 1-2 day weekly industry placement will support your professional development.

*Association of Colleges RCU data (based on employees educated to at least level 4)

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Facts

A broad range of topics include dementia care, sociology, psychology and caring for children and young people. The two-year programme 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.

Next Steps

New applications are no longer being accepted for Lytham Sixth Form College following the decision to close the College in summer 2019.

Applicants who have applied to us for September 2019 entry have been contacted by the Admissions Team about next steps.

Why not make your career dreams a reality at Blackpool and The Fylde College - England’s most successful large college.*

Judged Outstanding by Ofsted, B&FC provides a first-rate education to steer you towards your future career.

Visit the B&FC website to view our range of courses and look out for our College and School Liaison advisers who will talk you through the different options.

If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team on<
T: 01253 504 343

*based on the Education and Skills Funding Agency National Achievement Rate Tables (April 2018)

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