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Social Work

Let's care for more than wellbeing. Let's care for a community.

Social workers work with a wide cross-section of society, which includes a significant proportion of some of the most disadvantaged and excluded people in our society. Do you think you have what it takes to help these people?

Social work involves engaging with not only service users themselves, but with their families and friends, as well as working closely with organisations including the police, local authority departments, schools and the probation service.

A career in social work will appeal to you if you’re interested in subjects such as sociology, psychology, health and social care, politics and counselling.

We are one of the largest, most well-established and highly regarded providers of social work and social care education and training in the UK. You will be able to draw upon our vast pool of expertise and practice experience whilst benefitting from bespoke training, research, consultancy and evaluation.

Our programmes have been endorsed Social Work England and on successful completion you will be eligible to apply to go on the Social Work Register.

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Why choose us?

  • Our Social Work provision is ranked 4th in the UK and 2nd in England in the Guardian League Table 2021.

  • As a student on our BA (Hons) Social Work course you will benefit from 170 days of practice placements and 30 skills delivery days.

  • Recently, BA (Hons) Social Work students have travelled to Amsterdam, Cyprus, Toronto and Krakow, visiting other social work institutions.
Sounds Interesting?

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Future Careers and Opportunities

After graduating, you will be eligible to apply to Social Work England for registration as a social worker.

Recent graduates have successfully gained employment in social work teams in a variety of settings such as parenting and family support teams, youth justice, community drug teams and community mental health teams. Some graduates return to us to undertake post qualifying courses for experienced practitioners and continue their academic study.

Join us for an Open Day this Autumn

Our Open Days are designed to give you a taste of what it's like to study with us and explore the very facilities you will be making use of during your studies.

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