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Social Work - Distance Learning BA (Hons)
Social Work - Distance Learning BA (Hons)

Social Work - Distance Learning BA (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440166
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Part-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£6,050.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£6,050.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 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.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

The BA (Hons) Social Work Distance Learning degree from Robert Gordon University is designed for someone already working in a related social care role. It will provide you with the knowledge, values and skills required by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to practice as a qualified Social Worker.

This part-time degree gives you the flexibility to balance your learning with work and other life commitments. Designed as a work-based degree, it is delivered through a combination of on campus learning, practice experience and tutor led learning supported by online resources. There are two entry levels dependent on your existing qualifications and experience.

As a Social Worker you will have a vital role in society providing support and protection to people who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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