Social Work BSc (Hons)

Few careers o?er as much opportunity to support people as social work. Often, inequalities and injustices in society create di?culties for people involved with social services. The social work profession acknowledges these di?culties and endeavours to support people to manage their situations and e?ect positive change.

USW's social work degree is based on the All Wales Assessment Framework for Social Work, which includes the National Occupational Standards for Social Work, and the Social Care Wales Code of Professional Practice for Social Care Workers.

This means you will graduate with the professional qualification required to register as a social worker. If you apply through UCAS, you may be eligible for a bursary from Social Care Wales (subject to their conditions).

The social work degree consists of academic and practice-based elements. Half your time will involve practice learning opportunities in statutory, voluntary and third sectors. This will help consolidate your knowledge and skills, and prepare you for practice.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)

An interview is required. This will consist of a written test, group discussion and an individual interview.

At least 13 weeks' work experience (approximately 455 hours) carried out in a supervised social care setting or agency with a reference from the supervisor submitted with your application confirming you have completed the required hours. This work experience must be completed prior to you submitting your application, and you must clearly reference that you have undertaken a minimum of 455 hours in your personal statement. In certain instances we will accept completion of these hours by the time you are invited for interview. Instances such as these will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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