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BA (Hons) Degree

Key Facts

Applied Social Work

Full Time Duration: 3 years How to apply: Via UCAS


Career Progression Social Workerl Average wage £38,669

Who is this course for? This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and theories that will enable you to work as a qualified social worker in a range of settings. A career in social work is very challenging, but equally rewarding as you get the opportunity to help make a difference to someone’s life. You will be working to the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Social Workers by the regulatory body, the HCPC. By working to these standards, you can be sure that you’ll be ready for real work environments when you graduate. We also have a friendly teaching team who are qualified social workers. Our team will support you throughout your studies by sharing up to date and relevant theory and practice.

What will I study? Our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up-to-date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy. As a result, some of the information about our courses may change. Modules currently include: Social Work Law and Policy, Communication Skills, Attitudes

and Values, Preparation for Practice Learning, Applied Sociology, Assessing Risk Need and Vulnerability, Research Methods for Practice, Mental Health, Practice Learning 1, Human Growth and Development, Substance Use, Practice Learning 2, Independent Study, Safeguarding Adults, Protecting and Safeguarding Children and Young People.

How will I be assessed?

You will spend days in college and work placements where you can apply the theory you learn into practice. We have great links with our partners in the local community and surrounding areas so we can provide you with the effective and practical experience you’ll need. Our practice placements are an essential part of ensuring you gain the appropriate skills and experience to become a confident social worker. Your placements will offer you the opportunity to work with both Adults and Children and this could be in a voluntary or statutory setting.

BA (Hons) Applied Social Work.

You will be assessed via written assignments, presentations, exams, vivas, written reports, placement portfolios, court experiential learning, role play and professional discussion.

What qualifications could I achieve? Once you are a qualified social worker, you’ll be expected to continue your professional development so you can keep up to date with current trends in the sector and keep your skills updated.

Leaving destinations On completion of this degree you can progress on to a MA Social Work degree.

What qualifications or experience do I need? 104 UCAS points (up to 16 from AS Levels or equivalent Access to Social Work Diploma) plus GCSE at grade C or above English and mathematics. All applicants will be interviewed and must demonstrate suitability for the course.

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Higher Level Learning & Skills Guide  

A summary of the higher education courses and options available at Barnet and Southgate College

Higher Level Learning & Skills Guide  

A summary of the higher education courses and options available at Barnet and Southgate College