If you want a career in social work, working with people in need, this degree is the qualifying award you need. This degree is the first step towards a professional career in which continuous professional development will play an important part in your future.
Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council to provide eligibility to apply to the professional register, when registered you will be able to pursue a professional social work career in a range of settings.
The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to enter a career in social work with adults and children in statutory and private, voluntary and independent sectors at qualification level.
Qualified social workers follow professional careers in a variety of settings and thrive in complex and unpredictable situations. Social work graduates are equipped with resilience, in-depth knowledge of specialist areas and the ability to respond to change.
This degree is at the forefront of knowledge, skills and practice development for social work. It combines practical experience, skills development and academic study to prepare you to work in the rapidly changing and challenging field of social work, through a mix of theoretical and skills-based units- with a focus on applying theory to your practice.
This is a popular, competitive course and selection involves an interview, written task and group exercise. Local employers and people with experience of social work services are involved in our selection processes, and we look for students showing a natural ability to work with people in need.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn practical skills and how to apply theory in your professional practice
- Study using a range of classroom and placement-based activities
- Develop your ability to work with a range of different people, particularly those in need
- Gain eligibility to apply for professional registration as a qualified Social Worker with the Health and Care Professions Council.
- Explore the professional social work role, how it relates to other areas, and the ethical challenges of balancing initiative with accountability to service-users, carers, the professional and employers
- Experience being taught by academic staff who have all been practising social workers, some of whom continue to practice alongside their academic work.
Successful students will be eligible to apply to enter the HCPC Professional Register as qualified social workers and to work in a wide range of statutory, private, voluntary and independent organisations.
You will also, following on from your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, be able to access our Masters level Post Qualifying Social Work courses in order to maintain your continuous professional development in line with HCPC requirements.