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University of Northampton

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University of Northampton

Social Work

Our Social Work BA (Hons) aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values appropriate for work in a variety of social work settings. 100% of students go on to work or study within 6 months of finishing the course (Unistats, 2017). This course promotes an approach to learning that actively engages you with key issues and themes in Social Work practice. Teachings methods include group work, role play, individual skills development, enquiry based learning, seminars and lectures. Competent practice is essential for the award and you will undertake 200 days of practice learning (placement and skills for practice) during the programme. Through strong partnerships between the university and employer providers, you will be matched to a specific service. All placement providers are quality assured by the University. A NHS Social Work bursary is available to support successful applicants during the course of their study. Information can be found on the NHS website. By the end of the course you will have been assessed against the Standards of Proficiency for Social Work and the Professional Capabilities Framework and will be able to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration. Employment prospects for Social Work graduates are excellent and you will be able to pursue social work careers across the country. Successful graduates can apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration, please note that you are only eligible for this if you graduate with a BA (Hons) Social Work degree. All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us. Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Northampton