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Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

  • ID:UB440136
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£68.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£68.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

 One of the following:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59

Other Requirements

  • English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Interview
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Health screening
  • 12 months' relevant work experience

Course Information

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.

  • 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.

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  • Developing Academic Skills (ASS086-1) Compulsory
  • Human Growth And Development Across The Lifespan (ASS087-1) Compulsory
  • Readiness For Social Work Practice (ASS089-1) Compulsory
  • Sociology And Social Policy In Practice (ASS092-1) Compulsory
  • The Legislative Framework For Professional Practice (ASS090-1) Compulsory
  • Working With People (ASS088-1) Compulsory
  • Academic Skills For Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (ASS669-2) Compulsory
  • First 70 Day Placement (ASS667-2) Compulsory
  • Issues And Contexts: Authority And Control (ASS670-2) Compulsory
  • Issues And Contexts: Engagement And Partnership (ASS668-2) Compulsory
  • Social Work In Inter-Professional Teams (ASS671-2) Compulsory
  • Consolidation For Social Work Practice (ASS123-3) Compulsory
  • Critical Ethical Reflective Practice (ASS122-3) Compulsory
  • Last 100 Day Placement (ASS120-3) Compulsory
  • Research Project For Professional Social Work Practice (ASS124-3) Compulsory
  • Social Work Issues And Interventions (ASS121-3) Compulsory
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will be undertaking a professional qualification to enable you to practice as a qualified and registered social worker in England. Most social workers are employed by local authority children's or adult social services.

Opportunities are available in other settings such as primary care trusts, local education authorities, prisons, private fostering agencies, voluntary organisations or charities.

You could be working in the following areas: child safeguarding, education welfare, healthcare, mental health, addiction, youth justice, asylum and refugees.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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