BSc (Hons) Social Work

Do you want to become a social worker and make a real difference in peoples’ lives? There are few careers that offer as much opportunity to help people as social work. To enter this challenging and rewarding profession, you’ll need to gain a professional BSc (Hons) Social Work degree. This will give you the relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills demanded by this ever-changing role and allow you to register as a qualified social work practitioner with a regulatory council in the United Kingdom.

To study social work, you can either apply as a direct entry social work student or a secondment employee of one of our partner social service agencies (Rhondda Cynon Taf; Blaenau Gwent; Monmouthshire; Newport and Torfaen). If you’re a direct entry student, you’ll be eligible to apply for a bursary from the Care Council for Wales or the Health and Care Professions Council, subject to their conditions.

Did you know?
100% of our Social Work graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (Graduate Destination Survey 2013/14).

What you will study

Our Social Work training is based on the All Wales Assessment Framework for Social Work, which incorporates the National Occupational Standards for Social Work. Students will work to the Care Council for Wales Code of Professional Practice for Social Care. Students are required to register with the Care Council for Wales prior to starting the course and complete an enhanced DBS check on a yearly basis (additional costs apply).

The Social Work course is split into two distinct areas: University study and workbased practice. Throughout your three years you will study a number of subjects relevant...

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This course is taught at: Newport City Campus


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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