The University of Brighton's social work degree has been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Completion of this degree programme leads to a generic social work qualification which allows students to specialise in a particular area of practice. It also allows students to apply for registration with the HCPC, which is essential before practising as a social worker. Learning about and in practice is a core part of training. Students spend at least 170 days in practice settings where they build experience and put theory into practice, plus 30 days engaged in skills-based activity.