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Social Work (Postgraduate Diploma)

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

This intensive course is a fast track to becoming a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)* registered social worker. The programme balances an interactive study programme with practical work experience in a social care setting to complement theory with practice.

This programme will enable you to become qualified as a generic social work practitioner, allowing you to practise in your chosen field of children and families or adults, and across a range of areas, including statutory, voluntary, private and independent sector.

The course has been designed in partnership with agencies and service users, and you’ll be supported by a team of committed, experienced, registered social workers. The learning experience is dynamic, interactive and experiential. You’ll learn about all areas of social work practice with adults and children, acquiring your knowledge with a variety of learning styles.

The placements you undertake must be in different service areas, to broaden your perspective and experience. The university has good connections and there’s a wide scope of opportunity for placements within Gloucestershire and beyond. On completion of the programme, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a social worker.

Study style

On the course, the learning experience is dynamic, interactive and experiential. You will learn about all areas of social work practice with adults and children, acquiring your knowledge with a variety of learning styles. With emphasis on experiential learning, your study will include working in small tutorial groups, simulations, role play and group work.

The course is assessed in a variety of ways, including assignments, exams and group presentations.

Careers

HCPC-registered social worker

Tuition fees

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£ 9,800overall cost

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

University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 83 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    105 60%

    72nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    51st

    7

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