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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course overview**: Our BA (Hons) Social Work has been endorsed and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council and provides you with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges and developments in today’s contemporary social work practice.We have an excellent record in our graduates getting professional employment and our graduates are highly regarded by local employers. All students participate in the same core curriculum so that you are equipped to undertake any job role suitable for a newly qualified social worker.Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you may be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends.It is a requirement of this course for students to complete supervised placements in years two and three. The majority of local authorities who work with the University to provide placement opportunities require students to have access to and use of a car and adequate insurance covering business use in order to attend visits. Without a full, valid, UK driving licence, access to and use of a car and the relevant car insurance in place, students may have extremely limited access to placements, and potentially the University may be unable to arrange placements on behalf of students at all. This will impact upon a student’s ability to complete the course.As a result, as part of the admissions process, applicants will be asked to sign a declaration (normally when attending interview) to confirm that they hold a valid, UK driving licence, have access to a car which they can use for placements, and will put in place the correct level of car insurance required. Students may also be required to provide evidence of the same at any point either prior to or after enrolment.If, due to individual circumstances, an applicant is unable to drive or has particular difficulties in accessing their own transport, these circumstances will be considered but should be discussed with the University at interview.Achievement of BA (Hons) Social Work gives you eligibility to apply for registration as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council. The course includes two assessed placements in social work settings. The placements will be in different settings with different service user groups and at least one placement will normally be in a statutory setting or in a placement where statutory work can be experienced.**After the course**: An honours degree in social work can lead to a long career as a professional social worker with adults or children. There are many job opportunities in local authority social work departments as well as voluntary sector organisations and increasingly new types of employers such as social enterprises and the private sector. The degree also provides you with transferable skills including report writing and interpersonal skills which can be applied across a range of graduate employment opportunities.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level :

112-128 UCAS tariff points required (social science based subjects preferred). Plus GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language and maths or certified equivalents. Successful interview, completed NHS health questionnaire and satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check for regulated activity required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required.

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University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

  • University League Table

    95th

  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 83 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    118 68%

    46th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    71st

    6

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