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 demanding 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. 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 and through interprofessional learning with experienced academic staff, service users, other professional students as well key social work partners and practitioners. The three-year period of study includes two placements, with at least one of the placements giving you experience of statutory social work tasks involving legal interventions and the provision of services to contrasting service user groups.