BA (Hons) Social Work: Qualified Status

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Key Facts

  • Glyndŵr University has a long tradition of delivering social work provision going back over 28 years
  • The University is accredited to provide the degree by the Care Council for Wales
  • Glyndwr prides itself on a high level of service user and carer input into all aspects of the programme. The Outside In group exists to support this. Uniquely we have a third year module; ‘Completing the Circle’, that is intrinsically focused on this experience
  • The programme is delivered in partnership with Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham unitary authorities. We work with them to provide the placement learning opportunities, which students undertake in all three years
  • The programme actively …

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Key Facts

  • Glyndŵr University has a long tradition of delivering social work provision going back over 28 years
  • The University is accredited to provide the degree by the Care Council for Wales
  • Glyndwr prides itself on a high level of service user and carer input into all aspects of the programme. The Outside In group exists to support this. Uniquely we have a third year module; ‘Completing the Circle’, that is intrinsically focused on this experience
  • The programme is delivered in partnership with Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham unitary authorities. We work with them to provide the placement learning opportunities, which students undertake in all three years
  • The programme actively supports students returning to study following experiences acquired and time spent in other arenas of work and life
  • Tutorials, assessment and practice can be offered through the medium of Welsh

Additionally, you must posses the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification in order to graduate. Glyndŵr University provides the opportunity for those without an ECDL to complete the award.

Course Content

BA (Hons) Social Work: Qualified Status

The course will take you through a detailed study of social work methods and processes and practice. This will be underpinned by study of theoretical, policy and legal contexts. You will undertake three practice placements, these are assessed learning opportunities, in which you will increasingly learn to work independently.

Modules

Modules

Level 1

  • Social Work Processes (20 credits)
  • Understanding Human Development and Behaviour across the Life Course (20 credits)
  • The Historical and Socio-political Context (20 credits)
  • Values & Difference (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Social Work: Preparation for Practice (40 credits)
  • Assessed Practice Learning Opportunity (20 Days) (Pass/Fail)

Level 2

  • Being an Accountable Professional (20 credits)
  • Research & Information Technology (20 credits)
  • Social Work Methods (20 credits)
  • Social Work in a Legal and Policy Context (20 credits)
  • Reflective Practice Records of Practice (40 Credits)
  • Assessed Practice Learning Opportunity (80 days) (Pass/Fail) 

Level 3

  • Completing the Circle (20 credits)
  • Working in Practice in the Organisational Context (40 credits)
  • Social Work Theory (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Assessed Practice Learning Opportunity (100 days) (Pass/Fail)

Entry Requirements & Applying

The entry requirements for this degree are 260-300 UCAS tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent (for example successful completion of an access to higher education course), preferably in a relevant subject area such as Sociology or Psychology. Appropriate AS-Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account. Relevant experience (employed, voluntary or personal) is also essential prior to applying for the course; we usually indicate a minimum of the equivalent of six months full time.

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