Social Work BA (Hons)

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This course is aimed at people who wish to become professionally qualified social workers. Successful graduates from this programme will be able to register with the General Social Care Council as qualified social workers. The course begins with a carefully structured induction programme. This is designed to prepare you for the wide range of experiences and learning opportunities that you will encounter during the degree. At every level of the course there is a module to develop personal and professional skills. You will be supported by a structured tutorial programme; linking campus-based learning to the key roles of a social worker

Indicative Course Content

Level One
During Level One studen…

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This course is aimed at people who wish to become professionally qualified social workers. Successful graduates from this programme will be able to register with the General Social Care Council as qualified social workers. The course begins with a carefully structured induction programme. This is designed to prepare you for the wide range of experiences and learning opportunities that you will encounter during the degree. At every level of the course there is a module to develop personal and professional skills. You will be supported by a structured tutorial programme; linking campus-based learning to the key roles of a social worker

Indicative Course Content

Level One
During Level One students will be prepared for and begin assessed practice (20 days). Social Work will be introduced to students as a subject and links will be made between Social Work and the following areas:

  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Human Development
  • Social Work Skills 1

Level Two
The main focus during Level Two is on practice learning and experience; this is provided through a further practice placement of 80 days' duration. The following campus-based modules are closely integrated with the placementbased learning:

  • Social Work Methods
  • The Law
  • Ethics, Values and Power
  • Mental Health
  • Disability
  • Social Work Skills 2

Level Three
Level Three involves a further 100 days of practice learning and experience, this time in a contrasting setting.

Two practice options are available to study at Level Three:

  • Working with Children and Families
  • Adult Services

The practice options reflect the specialist practice setting in which the students are on placement. In addition, at Level Three, students will undertake the following modules:

  • Social Work Skills 3
  • Applied Research: this module provides the foundation for writing a dissertation, which allows students to focus in-depth on a social work issue or topic that is of particular interest to them.

Why this Course?

  • The course combines a professional qualification with an academic degree
  • Non means-tested bursaries are available
  • An excellent rating in the national student satisfaction survey
  • We are small enough to ensure personal contact and large enough to provide good services and support
  • An excellent record of providing a wide range of settings for practice experience
  • A well-established reputation for teaching Social Work to degree level and beyond
  • Experienced and qualified social workers trained to act as practice assessors
  • Mature students welcome with nonstandard qualifications

Careers

  • Graduates will meet the National Occupational Standards for Social Workers and register with the General Social Care Council (GSCC) as newlyqualified social workers
  • Social work careers in the public, voluntary and private sectors

General Social Care Council (GSCC)

Social work is a regulated profession. As a social work student you will be expected to register with the General Social Care Council (GSCC), the social work profession's regulator, and adhere to the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Social Workers.

As well as regulating individual social workers and students, we also regulate the performance of social work courses, the reports of which are published on our website, so you can check to see how each university is performing. For more information visit: http://www.gscc.org.uk

Entry Requirements

3 Years Full Time (The course will include 200 ‘Practice Days’) Full Time or Extended Route, normally available to students sponsored by their employer.

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