This course offers a route into Higher Education for both vocational and academic courses including Social Work, Youth Work, Community Work, Housing, Law, Criminology, Psychology and other Social Science based courses.
The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for university study.
What Will I Learn?
You will study vocational subjects related to your course such as Social Work Practice and Theories, Psychology, Criminology and Sociology in addition to literacy, study skills and numeracy.
You will require GCSE Welsh / English and GCSE Maths/Numeracy grades A*-C or Essential Skills Wales Numeracy and Communication level 2 completed in the last 2 years orSkills for Further Study diploma completion with progression test completed to suitable levels at the end of the academic year or a Level 2 vocational qualification.
You will be assessed by tutors throughout your course. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. You will be required to sit short examinations throughout the course.
Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
- After successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply for a wide range of Degrees. This may lead to careers in Social Work, Youth Work, Probation Services, Housing, Teaching, Law and Police Services.
Average salary: £33,404
Youth or community worker
Average salary: £24,239
Child or early years officer
Average salary: £19,052
Average salary: £27,125
Average salary: £28,100
Welfare or housing associate professional n.e.c.
Average salary: £23,147
Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.
Social work is a regulated profession and practitioners must be registered with the appropriate statutory body. To register a social worker must satisfy the criteria for registration. Non-graduates must undertake a three-year degree in social work; graduates with relevant experience may take a two-year postgraduate diploma/Masters degree. Prior relevant work experience or relevant voluntary work is encouraged. Background checks including a CRB check are required.