The course is for people who hold a suitable degree or relevant professional qualification. It may also be of interest to those wanting a change of career and to develop professional competence in social care. You can apply for a bursary from the General Social Care Councilhttp://www.gscc.org.uk/Training+and+learning/Become+a+social+worker/Bursaries/ to support your study.
We emphasise multidisciplinary teaching and learning and let you engage with other health and social care students such as those studying occupational therapy. We also encourage you to develop your leadership and research skills.
You attend taught modules and complete a self-directed dissertation with support from a University supervisor. You also undertake two practice placements during the course, totalling 200 days of practice learning. There may be funded international practice learning opportunities available with placements across Europe.
As part of the course, you also gain the equivalent of the European Computer Driving Licence. This is needed to qualify as a social worker.
As a social worker you come into contact with many different people and you need to communicate with and relate to them all. It is important to demonstrate respect and value the culture and diversity of others.
You must also be a good communicator and be able to work effectively as part of a team.