BSc (Hons) Social Work

Do you want to become a social worker? To enter this challenging and rewarding profession, you’ll need to gain a professional BSc (Hons) Social Work degree that gives you the relevant and up-to-date skills and knowledge demanded by this ever changing role.

To study social work, you can either apply as an employee of a partner social service agency (Rhondda Cynon Taf; Blaenau Gwent; Monmouthshire and Newport) or as a direct entry student. If you’re a direct entry student, you’ll be eligible to apply for a bursary from the Care Council for Wales, subject to their conditions. We are committed to involving service users and carers in the teaching and management of this social work degree. This means you’ll get a valuable insight into their needs and experiences, to further prepare you for your career as a social worker.

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).


Year One

  • Human growth and social science
  • Communication skills in social work
  • Foundations for practice and personal development
  • Social work processes
  • Legislation,...
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This course is taught at: Newport City Campus


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Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

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International Students

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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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