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Accessibility Statement for Foundations for social care and social work practice (K123)

Mode of study

All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio/video clips lasting no longer than 10 minutes (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; animations; and multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of online workshops. These are compulsory and if you are unable to attend, an alternative relevant skills activity is required to compensate for this.

Working with others

You’ll be required to work with other students this includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work; reflecting on others’ comments on your work; and/or working together with fellow learners.

Practical work

Online workshops are a required component of assessment and this includes collaborative group work.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs, photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and is used to help you reflect on and consider aspects of practice and is assessed as part of some assignments. We provide descriptions for most essential figures.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online and we assess this. We can provide alternatives for required/assessed research material to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which you must submit online via the OU electronic TMA system and an end-of-module assessment submitted online.


You’ll receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.

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