About the Course
This course has been developed in partnership with employers and users of social care services and is listed with the Health and Care Professions Council.
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- Upon successful completion of the course students are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Extensive opportunities for practice learning
Launched in 2003 and revised for the 2007 entry, this degree is now the recognised professional qualification for social workers in the UK, and on successful completion, students are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC. We are revising the course to include changes arising from the Social Work Reform Board ready for 2013 entry.
Social workers work with, and provide services for, the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. They are employed by a range of statutory, voluntary and private organisations and work in collaboration with colleagues across health services, education, criminal justice and housing.
Social workers can be employed in a variety of employment settings, fieldwork, day and residential care and community development. Current changes in the structure of social care services in the UK are opening up a wide range of employment opportunities for professionally qualified social workers.
Some of our modules (these may change for Sept 2013)
- Introduction to Professional Social Work
- Social Work Skills and Methods
- Social Work Values
- Practice Placement
- Evidence Based Practice
- Professional Identities
Are there any placements for this course?
There are two compulsory placements — one at level 5 (70 days) and one at level 6 (100 days).
How will the course be assessed?
Exams, presentations, group work, essays, portfolios of evidence and assessment of practice.
- a minimum of 260 UCAS tariff points from a maximum of three A-levels (or equivalent level three qualifications) plus at least five GCSEs at Grades A to C including maths and English language or equivalent level two qualification or Access to Higher Education award (pass with Merit or higher) or other relevant course
- applicants will need a satisfactory enhanced CRB disclosure and obtained through the University of Gloucestershire
- to meet the required occupational health standards
Regulatory body for social work
On 26th October 2012 the Department of Health announced that a limited number of bursaries will be made available to support learning in years 2 and 3.