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At a glance

  • Full Time / Part Time

  • 1 year full time or two years part-time

  • Ammanford Campus

The BA Social Care Studies programme really is unique, as it’s the only course of its kind in Wales. It enables students who already hold a related foundation degree or equivalent to complete additional modules (120 credits) to top up to a BA (Hons) qualification. The course offers further opportunity to explore individual interests be that working with children, young people or adults in all areas of the social care sector. It aims to encourage further exploration of a broad range of topics. This allows students to tailor the course content to their own areas of interest or own professional development. The course is validated by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The content of the course is kept up to date by the lecturers who all have a professional background in the social care field.

Delivery of the course is blended, which means that students are provided with face to face lectures supported by online learning, resources and individual tutorials. Students are also expected to engage in self-directed, independent study. Study can be full-time (2 days a week) over one year, or part time (1 day a week) over two years at our Ammanford campus.At a Glance

Programme Features
  • Opportunity to top up to a full honours degree on a full or part time basis
  • Experienced tutors qualified both academically and professionally
  • Opportunity for specialist and self-directed study in areas chosen by the student and guided by tutors
  • Study in small groups in order to share knowledge and experience with others
  • One to one guidance and support with your independent research project from an experienced supervisor.
Programme content

What will I study?

Modules include:

  • Leadership in Social Care Services for Children and Adults
  • Seldom Heard Groups, 
  • Voice, Choice, Control for Children and Young People, 
  • Challenging Behaviour, 
  • Independent Research Project
Progression and employment

Following completion of the BA, students can apply for further (postgraduate)  study in areas such as teaching, social work, or a range of other Masters Degrees. The BA degree is a useful, flexible qualification that can help you access a wide variety of careers in areas such as mental health, education or probation with children, young people or adults . Achieving an Honours degree demonstrates higher level skills which appeal to prospective employers.

How to apply:

All full time applicants must apply via UCAS using the course code 3D4C and institution code C22. Part Time applications can be made via the Coleg Sir Gar website. 

Information on fees is available from Student Services in the college and Student Finance Wales.

Method of assessment

Assessment is by assignments. There are no examinations.

Entry requirements

Foundation degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (Social Care; Children, Young People and Society; Childhood Studies or Health and Social Care) or a similar qualification equivalent to two years of higher education: 120 credits at both level 4 and 5. This could come from a mixture of forms of study,. including Open University, HND/HNC or work related qualifications.

Applicants with relevant experience (personal or professional) in social care with children, young people or adults may be credited for their prior education and/or training upon submission to and approval of a portfolio of evidence by University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. All  applicants are invited to an informal interview.

Additional costs

There is no additional fee, however, it is likely that you will incur additional costs for personal equipment. 

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Graig Campus
Sandy Road
SA15 4DN
01554 748000
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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN