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Social Work (Qualified Status) BA (Hons)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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  • Qualification

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

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  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Leading to a professional qualification in Social Work, Wrexham Glyndwr’s BA(Hons) Social Work course has been developed in close co-operation with Social Work partner agencies in the statutory sectors and in conjunction with service users and carers group Outside In. It has been ranked first in Wales for learning community in the National Student Survey 2019. It incorporates 200 days placement experience over the three years, as well as structured academic learning, including input from practitioners and the Outside in participation Group.The course is approved by Social Care Wales and has been developed in line with the Social Work Code of Practice. A key principle of the programme is the promotion of student self-directed and enquiry based learning, with the model of action learning sets embedded within the teaching and learning strategy of the programme. The aim is to enable students to develop advanced knowledge, skills and values for Social Work.Wrexham Glyndwr University is also in a unique position to support Social Work students in their professional development from the first day of the degree. Each student will be allocated a personal tutor to be a point of contact to discuss personal, academic and professional development needs. In addition, the lectures have a wide range of Social Work and academic experience to ensure that the delivery of the degree meets the learning needs of all students.Key Course Features:•*1st in Wales for learning community (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS 2019 data)•Student Social Work students are registered with Social Care Wales, which is the regulatory body for all Social Workers in Wales. This is undertaken at the start of the degree, and requires all Social Work students to adhere to the professional code of practice during their studies. This means that in addition to gaining the BA(hons) in Social Work, graduating students gain the title of registered Social Workers and are able to gain employment as newly qualified Social Workers.•Many of our students are returners to education, sometimes after a long break, and we are experienced in offering appropriate support and study skills advice.•Our local authority partners – Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire – are contracted to find and support student placements. •One of your second or third year placements will be in a statutory setting – this is a requirement of Social Care Wales.•The programme enjoys the participation of the focus group Outside In. Outside In’s members include those who’ve used social care and health services and who have expertise through experience. They take part in teaching, assessment, programme management and recruitment of students.•Participation and involvement are key aspects in the programme team’s current publications and research profile. Further research activity includes Welsh (and other devolved government) policy evaluation, alcohol and other drugs.

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15 January

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 79 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    75 44%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%



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