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FdA Social Welfare, Advice & Guidance Practice

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East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)


Two years full-time, attendance at the College is one day per week.

Typical Offer: 

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





The course is classed as full time but is delivered on a part-time attendance basis (one day per week), allowing students to combine studying with employment. Students 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. 

Graduates are likely to have increased job satisfaction and better career prospects. This course offers a new route into and through higher education. On completion of the course graduates can progress to an appropriate Progression Route, such as the BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice (Progression Route) degree at University of Suffolk. This nine month top-up is available in 4 pathways: Early Years; Children & Young People; Adult or Mental Health Support.

Course modules

Students study a range of modules, the course has been developed to be flexible with delivery, and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual students and their work place. This flexibility could include twilight or evening teaching. The Learn Virtual Learning Environment will also be used so that students can discuss and learn with their peers whilst working in practice. Students will be expected to undertake private study to meet the requirements of the course. 

Students will be expected to be working within a related field as case study learning forms a substantial part of the course. 

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Supporting Lifespan Development
Safeguarding in Practice
Safeguarding (Requisite)
Personal Professional Development
Guidance & Counselling Skills in Practice
Advocacy & Negotiation Skills in Practice
Welfare and Society
Understanding Mental Health & Wellbeing 
The Skilled Helper Practitioner 
Integrated & Collaborative Practice  
Practice Values and Dilemmas 
Effective Supervision and Reflective Practice
 Application of Research to Professional Practice

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £8,220 p.a 
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,370 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information) 
  • Full-time International tuition fee:  £12,996 p.a 

Further Information

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. 

Entry requirements