**Why study this course?** This course will begin with a foundation year, for those whose qualifications don't quite meet the requirements to join a three-year honours degree. When you successfully pass the foundation year, you'll progress to our three-year Social Work BSc. 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. 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** This extended degree provides the foundation level of knowledge needed to study an undergraduate course. It's suited for those who don't have the required qualifications for a traditional undegraduate degree. The course will engage your interest in a range of issues within the social sciences and humanities. In the foundation year, we'll focus on improving your academic skills, boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential. This will provide an excellent base level of knowledge, allowing you to progress to the remaining three years of this Social Work BSc degree. The knowledge, skills and values you learn will help you develop your professional identity as a social worker, so that you become a reflective, resilient and effective social work practitioner. This four-year extended degree is ideal if you're looking for a career in which you can make a difference to contemporary society. 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.