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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You want to work within the community to encourage change and help others. You can harness your passion and become a confident and fully qualified social worker, allowing you to make a positive difference in vulnerable and disadvantaged peoples lives.Our course is approved by Social Work England, designed to give you the knowledge, practical experience and connections that will allow you to kickstart a successful career in social work.**Course Overview**On this course, you’ll get hands-on experience and the chance to talk to and work with people in the care system. You will gain insight into your future profession with 170 days of placements (70 days in year two and 100 days in year three). Our expert tutors will teach you theory through lectures, seminars and hands-on practice using facilities including hands-on training for social practice including simulations of home visits, hospital discharge meetings and court work. You will learn to work as a team and develop leadership skills to boost your confidence and future career.You'll benefit from our great reputation as a provider when applying for jobs. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker with Social Work England. You'll be in the ideal position for a career as a professional social worker or practitioner.**On this course you will:**- Have access to 'experts by experience', allowing you to speak to people who have had social workers in their lives. They will talk to you about their experiences within social work.- Learn from lecturers who take pride in being approachable and caring for your health and wellbeing. They will provide excellent support to you throughout the programme.- Use transformative learning including simulations of hospital discharge meetings and mock case conferences. Our mock hospital ward and mock house will help you develop your practical skills.- Be taught by registered social workers with many years of experience in both adult and children services. Their experience is used to guide your learning in real-life scenarios.- Complete 170 days of professional placements allowing you to gain real-world experience and boost your key skills ready for when you become a qualified social worker.**What you will learn**Social Workers assist and support the most vulnerable people in society either by protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse or through supporting people in overcoming and dealing with addiction, illness, or disability.As part of this programme, you will engage with complex issues that impact diverse communities and affect contemporary Social Work practice. You will gain experience and confidence through supervised practice, developing the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to excel in Social Work. Within our Institute of Health, you will have the opportunity to engage with students in other disciplines in authentic ways, gaining a wider awareness of their roles and how to work in multi-agency teams. For example, experiential learning opportunities, such as our court day experience take place throughout each year.**Year one**- Law and Social Policy- Politics, Discrimination and Social Justice- Professional Skills 1: Core Skills for Working with People- Development through the Life Course- Experts By Experience- Safeguarding Adults and Children**Year Two**- Professional Skills 2: Applying Models of Assessment and Intervention in Practice- Understanding and Developing Research and Evidence Based Practice- First Placement- Reflection on Practice- Working with Children- Working with Adults**Year three**- Professional Skills 3: Specialist Skills for Social Work Practice- Dissertation- Critical Evaluation of Social Work Practice- Organisational Factors and Leadership in Social Work- Contemporary

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

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

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 79 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    123 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%



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