This is an innovative course designed to meet the demands of contemporary social work practice. It will offer individuals the opportunity to participate in a course of study that has a strong practice focus, balanced with theoretical, research and evidenced based teaching and learning. The course will encourage students to utilise life skills and abilities, in order to develop innovative, creative thinking. Our teaching staff have extensive practice experience across a wide range of services - particularly in areas that have attracted more and more focus in recent years, such as substance misuse, mental health and domestic violence. Students and staff come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, and from all walks of life, and this course helps develop the strengths which such a diverse profile brings to the social work professions. It also develops and applies student strengths through action learning sets and other experiential learning, and uses a wide range of teaching methods to ensure you contribute and benefit fully from the learning experience. The course will develop you to become a qualified social worker; to practise and work confidently and effectively with other professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. It is designed to enable you to successfully meet the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), Standards of Proficiency (SoPs) for Social Work working within the professional capabilities framework (PCF) and the Social Work academic benchmark statements. You will develop competence in applying acquired knowledge, skills and values that will assist you in making social work interventions to improve complex social problems for diverse populations of service users.