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Teaching Social Work

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If you are an adult who is planning to progress to higher education to undertake a degree programme, but currently does not have the necessary qualifications, then the Access to HE Diploma Social Work and Related Professions has been designed for you. This is an academic course which will help mature students who may lack the educational background to update their academic skills and knowledge.

In order to achieve the Access Diploma, you will have to achieve 60 credits; 45 of which are at level 3.

Optional subject units include:

  • Social Work skills
  • Making sense of Social Work
  • The role of the Social Worker

The BA (Hons) Social Work is the professional qualification required to apply for registration as a Social Worker in the UK. You will join a committed and highly enthusiastic group of students and find a warm and supportive environment, learning skills, knowledge and values that will equip you for your chosen career. This specialist course is validated by the Open University and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Accreditation is being sought from the College of Social Work.

The course covers the following compulsory modules that you will study:


  • The Social Work degree: foundations for success
  • Self, identity and values
  • Theories and methods for practice
  • Human development across the life course
  • Law for Social Workers
  • Readiness for practice


  • Social policy and social justice
  • Using research and evidence in practice
  • Practice with adult service users
  • Practice with children and families
  • Practice placement 1


  • Research in action
  • Specialist issues and innovative practice
  • Practice placement 2

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