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How do you become a social worker in the UK?

How does one qualify to become a social worker in the UK?
Answered by Alison Patterson
In general social workers in the UK will have a Masters degree in the subject. This is the most common way of starting out. The degree lasts 2 years. There are 3 year undergraduate alternatives.

Our Course Chooser lists all the Social Work courses in the UK, click on them to find out their entry requirements and other bits of info you'll find useful:


Social work is an extremely demanding career choice, you should get some voluntary work experience to make sure it's the right fit for you. It'll also be helpful when applying for training and uni places.

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