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Professional Social Work Practice - Step Up to Social Work PGDip

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    14 months

Course summary

Step Up to Social Work is a Government-led initiative to encourage graduates with related experience into the field of practice with children and families.

Our course is taught by passionate, knowledgeable tutors and practitioners. We'll support you to integrate academic knowledge with the practical skills you need to support services users.

Days in university will be spent focusing on social work knowledge in the morning and skill development in the afternoon. We will be joined by service users and practitioners to help you locate your learning in practice.

Our course enables you to achieve a generic social work qualification in a supportive and dynamic environment. You’ll be allocated a professional mentor, personal tutor and have access to bespoke study skills support during the course. You will also be supported to make links with former students and partnership colleagues to help you think about where you want to work in the future


We’ll assess you through academic assignments, simulated practice, presentations, practice debriefs and the portfolios detailing your professional development.


On successful completion of the course you’re eligible to register as a social worker and work in statutory practice.

Social work is a varied profession and this qualification will enable you to work with different people in a range of settings. These include local authorities, housing organisations, voluntary sector projects, schools, health settings, private sector agencies and independently.

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Anglia Ruskin University

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    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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    38th out of 79 3

  • Entry standards

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    118 69%


  • Graduate prospects

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    90 90%


  • Student satisfaction

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    4.34 87%



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