This course aims to provide an integrated programme of study which is both
intellectually stimulating and enables students to meet the required
professional standards as defined by the Professional Capabilities Framework for
Social Work (the PCF) and the Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS). The
programme aims to ensure that the teaching of theoretical knowledge, skills and
values is intrinsically linked to their application to practice. This is a
classroom-based course incorporating work placements.
You will study a selection of modules:
You will need to have achieved 80 UCAS points (MMP Extended Diploma; CDD at A
Level; or Access course with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3). GCSE English
and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above or equivalent Level 2 qualifications are also
required. An enhanced DBS check is a necessity
You will be invited to attend an interview and assessment session. This
session will include a written test, group exercise and individual interview
through which an assessment will be made of your potential for the course,
including your proficiency in English, your knowledge and understanding of the
social work role and your personal values. The written test will be completed on
computers to test your IT skills. People who use services and social work
practitioners will be involved in the selection process alongside academic staff
from the course team.
If you are interested in applying for this course, please apply via www.UCAS.com. Our institution code is H14 and the
course code is L500.
Where will it take me?
This qualification leads to employment as a Qualified Social Worker following
successful registration onto the Social Work England register. As it is a
generic qualification, you would be able to apply for posts within both the
Children and Families or Adult Community Care sectors in a range of statutory,
voluntary and private agencies. Students receiving an award other than the BA
(Hons) Social Work (i.e. those exiting the programme early at Levels 4 or 5, and
receiving the Certificate or Diploma of Higher Education, Social Studies) will
not be eligible to apply for registration onto the Social Work England register.
This degree is also excellent preparation for postgraduate
Course Assessment Method
Assessment methods for this degree are varied and will include essays,
reports, presentations, simulated role plays, panels and exams (in law only).
Many assessments are designed to reflect specific elements of Social Work
practice where the assessments will involve social work practitioners and
service users, as well as academic staff.
The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student
registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits
per academic year and will attend College for four days per week. Students will
gain relevant placement experience and be able to commit to self-study alongside
All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of
Social Work. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first
point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1
sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the
opportunity to discuss your course and progress.
In addition to the teaching team there is a Service User and Carer
Co-ordinator for support in all aspects of the programme and a Practice Learning
Team who find, develop and support practice learning placements. Administration
is supported by the Quality and Standards team and the Social Work
Notes About Fees
Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.
Find out more by speaking to Admissions:
- For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
- For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
- For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801
- To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
- You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
- You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.