New pathways developed with the Open University

New pathways developed with the Open University

Ayrshire College attended a special Colleges Scotland Parliamentary Reception, hosted by Clare Adamson MSP on 25th September.

Attended by Members of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish College sector and stakeholders, the event showcased the college sector, providing opportunities to network and learn more about how colleges support people through their learning and skills journeys into successful careers.

The event provided a platform for Ayrshire College to introduce a brand new transition programme to a Social Work degree. The new articulation pathway from HNC Social Services to the BA (Hons) Social Work (Scotland) qualification has been developed in partnership with the Open University (OU) and Ayrshire College.

Julie Maxwell, Director of Learning and Skills at Ayrshire College said "this new transition programme offers HNC Social Services students at Ayrshire College with a unique, flexible and supportive pathway to the OU degree and provides an alternative route into gaining a professional Social Work qualification, leading to enhanced employment opportunities for our students".

Steven McGeever, Partnerships Manager at the Open University, said “The transitional programme we have developed with Ayrshire College gives students full credit for the HNC they have undertaken at the College, allowing them to proceed straight to year 2 of the degree programme, and provides a period of enhanced support at the college as students adjust to learning with the OU."

The programme will ensure that students will be prepared for continuing to study with the Open University towards the BA (Hons) Social Work (Scotland) degree.

The first cohort of students will start the programme on Tuesday 8th October 2019.

1 October 2019

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