BA (Hons) Applied Social Work

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Summary:

This course is designed for people who intend to undertake a career in social work and leads to the national social work qualification. Those who complete the course successfully are eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a social worker.

Course Code: F0526 (full time); G0527 (part time) Minimum Age: 18 Course Length: 3 years Full Time or 4 years SOL (Supported Open Learning) Entry Requirements:

Passes in three subjects at GCSE (A*-C), PLUS one or more of the following:

  • 240 UCAS credits (for example three C grade passes at GCE/VCE A level
  • or BTEC National Diploma (DMM minimum)
  • or Passes at GCE A level and in pass in a 6 Unit VCE or VCE do…

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Summary:

This course is designed for people who intend to undertake a career in social work and leads to the national social work qualification. Those who complete the course successfully are eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a social worker.

Course Code: F0526 (full time); G0527 (part time) Minimum Age: 18 Course Length: 3 years Full Time or 4 years SOL (Supported Open Learning) Entry Requirements:

Passes in three subjects at GCSE (A*-C), PLUS one or more of the following:

  • 240 UCAS credits (for example three C grade passes at GCE/VCE A level
  • or BTEC National Diploma (DMM minimum)
  • or Passes at GCE A level and in pass in a 6 Unit VCE or VCE double award (formerly Advanced GNVQ) which achieve a total of 240 UCAS credits.
  • or An accredited Access Certificate (achieving Distinction, Merit, Merit or above)
  • or Qualifications equivalent to the above.

AND:

  • All applicants must hold (at the time of application GCSE passes at grade C or above in English and Mathematics, or Key Skills Level 2 or above in Literacy and Numeracy, or equivalent qualifications.
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate they have the ability to use basic IT facilities, including word processing, internet browsing and the use of email.
  • All applicants must meet communicating and comprehension skills to International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) at level 7.
  • Most applicants will have previous social care experience in either a paid or voluntary capacity. All applicants will be required to demonstrate how their life or work experience has helped prepare them for social work training.
  • Mature candidates (over 21) without formal qualifications are strongly recommended to consider the City College Certificate/ Diploma in Social Care Practice, following which they may be eligible for the ‘top up course’ to achieve the full national social work qualification.

Candidates who possess appropriate academic qualifications, but where there has been a significant gap since these were obtained, may be asked to complete additional tasks to demonstrate their skills and knowledge are still current.

Additionally:

Usual minimum age limit is 18 years old, and there is no maximum age limit for entry.

The application and interview processes for this Degree are selective, and our selection process is designed to meet the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council and the recommendations of the College of Social Work concerning social work initial education. These include:

1. The involvement of employers, service users and carers in selection processes

2. Rigorous selection criteria including a written test, interview and group activity.

Should an applicant be offered a place, prior to enrolment the applicant will need to provide evidence of qualifications, complete a Declaration of Suitability, and obtain a satisfactory CRB check.

Assessment:

The BA (Hons) Applied Social Work programme is currently being revised to meet the requirements of the new regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council, and the national programme of reforms to social work education recommended by the Social Work Reform Board. It is likely that there will be substantial changes from September 2013.

At present most modules are assessed by written assignments, some with additional presentations. Two modules are currently assessed by examination: Introduction to Law and Working with Children and Families. The two long practice placements are assessed by portfolios of evidence.

Academic Progression:

The social work profession has a good framework of post-qualifying studies and continuing professional development.

Career Progression:

The majority of students begin careers in social work. The nature of the degree, however, is essentially vocational, and specifically provides the single access qualification to the profession of social work. Currently there is a national need for more social workers, and most successful graduates are able to find relevant employment in a very worthwhile career.

Full Description:

Please note the possibility of substantial changes to the programme from September 2013. (see ‘Assessment’ above)

The course content will reflect the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work being introduced in 2013:

  • Professionalism
  • Values and Ethics
  • Diversity
  • Rights, justice and economic wellbeing
  • Knowledge
  • Critical analysis and reflection
  • Intervention and skills
  • Contexts and organisations
  • Professional Leadership.

Specific topics will include: higher learning skills; ethics and values; human growth and development; social work law; communication and interview skills; social work with adults; social work with children & families; social work and mental health; knowledge and research; social work practice.

Methods of Teaching and Learning
Most modules are taught through classroom, group and individual study with tutorial support. Classroom-based teaching is through a mixture of presentations, guest speakers, video/audio inputs, case studies, group exercises and seminars. There are also 30 days of ‘direct skills’ training over the course of the programme. These will involve a variety of workshops and participatory events.

All students are required to undertake three practice placements during the programme, the first for 10 days, the second for 70 days and the third for 100 days. The practice placements integrate academic learning within developing practice competence.

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Please note that although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, course information, costs where applicable and attendance details may change.

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