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Social Work (Scotland) (Q41) BA (Hons)

Open University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    FEB

  • Duration

    4 - 8 Years

Course summary

Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people. It’s immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring a high level of motivation and commitment. The OU offers a work-based distance learning route to the degree. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a qualified social worker with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), working in either children’s or adult services. To take this course, you need to be working in a social care agency in Scotland, whether or not you’re sponsored by your employer. You'll also need to be released from your substansive post to undertake two 100-day placements. In exceptional circumstances, placements within your work setting can be considered but will require the approval of the OU Social Work Team in Scotland.**Key features of the course**- Study through work-based and distance learning – this includes undertaking two 100-day work placements- Develop the knowledge and practical skills that underpin effective practice- Learn to deal professionally with complex, difficult and sensitive issues- Improve your career progression opportunities within social work

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Open University

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    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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