Case Study – Applying for an Exemption in the B.A. Professional Social Care (Disability)
Mary Jones has spent the last five years working in a service for people with disabilities. Prior to this, she completed a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Social Care. All her assignments used disability as an applied case study. She also undertook her placements in disability services. She achieved a distinction on completion.
Mary was accepted for advanced entry by The Open Training College. As part of this she was asked to undertake a bridging module to assess her:
- Academic ability for the second year of a degree programme
- Knowledge of the medical and social models of disability service delivery (as her understanding of the distinction between these two models of service delivery is crucial to second year studies)
Mary’s bridging work was assessed by College tutors at 65%. Mary’s bridging work was assessed by College tutors at 65%.The College registrar made representation to the College Director, and Mary was offered an exemption against the first year of the Professional Social Care (Disability) and commenced her studies at Year Two of the programme.