Course: FdA Social Welfare, Advice & Guidance

Study Level

Level 5


Great Yarmouth Campus

The Place University Centre


Two Years



This course is due to be delivered at The Place University Centre opening in Great Yarmouth town centre.

This full time course is delivered on a part-time attendance basis (one day per week), allowing you to combine studying with employment. You are most likely to be in paid or voluntary employment in a welfare, educational, advice or care setting in roles such as educational welfare, social care, assistant practitioners, family support work, support workers, school behaviour support, employment support, benefits advice, housing support work and community development work.

Units you may study include:

  • Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Practice Values and Dilemmas
  • Supporting Lifespan Development
  • Guidance and Counselling Skills in Practice

You can apply for this course on the University of Suffolk website to study at the East Coast College Great Yarmouth campus. Click ‘More Information’ to be taken to the full course and application page.


80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and maths at Grade 4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.


On completion of the course, graduates can move on to an appropriate progression route, such as the BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice (Progression Route). This nine month top-up is available in three pathways; Children and Families, Adult Support Needs or Mental Health Support.