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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

There’s a great demand for qualified social workers, so if you're looking to get involved, now is the time.Our course is designed so that you can be a confident and fully-qualified graduate, capable of handling all areas of social work to make a positive difference to vulnerable and disadvantaged people.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**We have a great reputation and are highly-regarded for our social work provision, with many of our students successfully join Cumbria County Council's social work academy scheme.Our course will challenge you academically, but you won't just learn the theory, you'll get a good insight into the profession through 170 days of professional placements, simulated home visits and hospital meetings, talking to people in the care system and current professionals.Our aim is to see you learning about social work by doing as much as possible practically.- Accredited by Social Work England- Eligible to apply for registration with Social Work England after graduating- Participate in two placements - 70 days in the second year and 100 days in the third - to gain real-world experience in social work and bolster your CV and job prospects- Our great connections with local authorities, charities and health care providers enhances your placement and career prospects- Tutors are qualified social workers or have a social care background- Tutors have published books and are involved in research which makes your learning current and informed by best practice- Boost your hands-on experience of social work with our modern facilities, including; our mock house to simulate home visits and hospital wards for practicing hospital discharge meetings- Bolster your care skills by meeting people in the social care system and learning about their experience - Learn to work as a team and develop leadership skills to manage a team to boost your future careerYou’ll be located at our Carlisle Fusehill Street campus - within 30 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park in the other. So, you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.Our practical ethos will see you apply your academic know-how to the workplace, enhancing your abilities on the job and standing your CV out from the crowd for a successful start in social work.You'll learn how to combine theory with the specialist knowledge and skills need for a career in social work.You'll emerge confident and capable of handling all areas of social care, able to put your studies to practical use in everyday work. We also provide an 'Experts by Experience' module that will teach the importance of the service user / social worker relationship.You will take part in two practice placements to give you proper work experience in the field. These will take place in the October of your second year for 70 days, and in your final year for 100 days.Every effort will be made to have placements local to the Cumbria area, although this cannot be guaranteed.This is a full-time programme usually involving three days a week of study at our Carlisle campus.Your timetable will vary with more and less intensive periods of study depending on the modules available.You will make full use of your independent study skills when not on campus by completing assignments. Some events on other campuses may need to be attended, though we try to keep these to a minimum.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 83 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    120 69%

    42nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    80th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    42nd

    20

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