Level 3

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Youth & Community Work)


21 weeks


Rush Green


Jan 2020


Adult 19+

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Youth and Community Work) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares those without traditional qualifications for study at university.

It is designed for:

  • adults with a current or previous role in youth and community work e.g. youth worker, care worker, voluntary community worker;
  • adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, were unable to participate in or benefit from initial education;
  • adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering a youth and community work related profession

Assessment is by portfolio submission. You'll be assessed via a combination of written reports and practical tasks.

You will need a Level 2 Functional Skills in English or a GCSE in English grade 4+ (C or above)

You can progress to Higher Education in areas related to Youth and Community Work. These may include some of the following:

  • Social Work
  • Youth and Community Work
  • Community Development
  • Social Policy and other related degrees.

Some colleges offer internal progression to, for example, their Higher National Diplomas in Health and Social Care.