substitute courses for uni years 1 and 2.

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basically is there a level 4 or 5 course or courses that substitutes for year 1 and 2 at university to qualify as social worker ? for example doing an NVQ level 5 or some other type of level 5 in place of the 1st year at uni?

health and social care is very broad and if I were to do a level 4 and 5 in health and social care it won't cut down the 3 years of uni study needed to become a social worker. is there courses I can do to then do join a uni and do 1 year to then qualify?
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Have a look for HNC/HND in social work (higher national certificate/diploma ) - HNC = level 4 & HND = level 5, but then you'd have to find somewhere to the to level 6 top up... and would take the same amount of time as doing a degree.
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Thanks Emily, that helps, now the other question is what course can I do that is geared more towards social work, and will be valid to a university in order to cut down my time at uni. to get a level 4 in Health and social care is too generic and is about management. I need to gear towards social work, any thoughts please?
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If you google "HND social work", you'll find loads of courses (it's 2 years to get level 5).
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I will have a look now. hopefully I find something. if you come across any links to it, please send it my way,

many thanks Emily
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You could study a foundation degree for 2 years and then do a 1 year top-up, which you might decide to do later on in your career if you find that it's necessary. This is a similar option to doing a HND but have a look at the modules and the way they are assessed because there may be differences.

Here are some examples of foundation degrees related to health and social care. There are more universities and colleges that offer these programs than I have included - this is just a small selection.
University of Brighton - Health and Social Care Practice foundation degree
Blackburn College - Wellbeing and Social Care Practices Foundation Degree FdA
University of Wolverhampton - Health and Social Care FD (Arts)
East Durham College - Foundation Degree (FDA) in Health & Social Care
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thank you,

Does anyone know of any charities or organisations who provide the degree apprenticeship route into social work? councils are not as they are training their current staff so that's a no no at the moment.
would appreciate the help.

Raj
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