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.