801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Social Work - Sheffield Hallam University

Course summary •Study the theories, skills, methods and values that inform social work. •Learn how to work with children, families and vulnerable adults who experience problems in their lives or whose actions cause problems for others. •Apply your learning and experience in practice placements. •Benefit from supervised practical work in a range of social work settings delivered through placements in relevant workplaces. Train for a rewarding career in social work. This course consists of teaching and learning at University as well as on practice placements. We make sure your learning is up to date and informed by current research evidence. Our staff are qualified and experienced social workers. We also invite practitioners, service users and other professionals to discuss topical issues that are relevant to the profession of social work. You will have a personal tutor throughout your time on the course. Effective social work requires close collaboration and understanding of other professions to ensure better outcomes for the people that use our services. On this course you learn with, from and about other professions in health and social care. You learn through •work placements •role play •real-life case studies •simulated practice scenarios •written assignments •individual and group presentations •exams Applied learning Work placements Practical work experience is at the heart of this course and is delivered through placements in relevant workplaces. The department is part of the South Yorkshire teaching Partnership as of April 2018. This means you experience placements within a local authority social work team undertaking statutory work with service users. Attendance on placements is mandatory. You complete 70 days in the second year, and 100 days in the third year. Your placement attendance, learning and practice is assessed as part of your course. On placement, you work with professionals, service users and carers. You develop your knowledge and skills in assessment, planning of services, social work interventions, and reviewing service users' needs. You apply the professional value base of social work and apply theory to practice. There is a range of support on placement. You receive regular weekly support on your placement which includes formal supervision by your Practice Educator. The Practice Educator is a registered social worker who also needs to be further accredited to take on this role. In addition your University tutor will visit you on placement. There are planned visits at the start of placement, to undertake a learning agreement meeting with your Practice Educator, and also midway through your placement to review your progress. Your University tutor will also be on hand during your placement for any additional support you may require.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,SheffieldUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £13,650