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.