In all cases, applicants must register with the Scottish Social Services Council and, to that end, must be subject to enquiry within the Scottish Government's Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. At the point of enrolling on the course at Standard or Advanced Entry students must have started the process of registration and this must be completed within 12 weeks of starting the course. Qualification Conversion Entry applicants will need to provide evidence of their SSSC or equivalent registration.
In addition, applicants must satisfy the requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council as laid out in the Standards in Social Work Education (SSSC 2003) in respect of language and literacy skills, numeracy skills and IT skills. Applicants require to have passed Standard Grade Maths or equivalent and failure to evidence this will require a numeracy test to be completed at the interview stage.
Previous BA Social Work (Distance Learning) graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to enhance their current careers and progressed in the following roles:
Child and Family Social Work
Care Sector - Management
Mental Health Social Work
OSHC: 624GBP/ per year