**Why study this course?** Social work is a profession that has its history rooted in the principles of equality and social justice. Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), this course enables you to practice as a social worker. You'll benefit from our extensive links with statutory organisations, local authorities and the voluntary sector, and from the experience our lecturers bring to their teaching. London Met is the 2017 "preferred provider" of the The North East London (NEL) commissioning panel, representing the Social Work Development Partnership of five local authorities. The partnership has commissioned us to train existing social workers who can supervise graduates starting out in social work, meaning you'll receive a continuity of support by London Met from your education through to your career. **More about this course** The Social Work BSc (Hons) is a professionally accredited course providing the knowledge, skills and values required by social workers which enables successful students to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It’s been designed to meet the Standards of Proficiency (SOPs) as defined by the HCPC and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) requirements (originally set out by The College of Social Work). We’ve integrated the nine areas of the PCF for social workers into our modules. The nine areas are: - professionalism - values and ethics - diversity - rights, both justice and economic - knowledge - judgement - critical reflection and analysis - contexts and organisations - professional leadership Knowledge, skills and values in these core areas will help you develop a professional identity as a social worker, enabling you to become a reflective, resilient and effective social work practitioner. This course is informed by research, evidence, current policy, practice and theoretical perspectives. You'll learn in a structured and dynamic environment, with considerable interaction with experienced academic staff, service users, other professional students as well key social work partners and practitioners. This three-year course includes two placements, with at least one of the placements giving you experience of statutory social work tasks, involving legal interventions.