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Bradford College

Social Work

UCAS Code: L500

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C,D-B,B,B

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/5 minimum. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy accepted as equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Scottish Higher

C,D,D

UCAS Tariff

120

Minimum of two GCE A levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Variable | 2021

Subject

Social work

The course combines academic study with practice to give you a challenging professional qualification in Social Work. Together with Social Services departments and Voluntary Agencies, we plan and manage your programme. We are committed to increasing the involvement of carers and people that use the services of Social Workers in the programme planning and delivery. You have the option of completing Level Four over two years, leading to an award at the end of four years. This course is approved by the Health Care Professions Council and endorsed by the College of Social Work. Social Work is regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). As a social work student you will be expected to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) on successful completion of the course and adhere to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics. As well as regulating individual social workers and students, the HCPC also regulate the performance of social work courses. The course is designed to engage students in practice-based learning and provide high quality placement experiences in a wide range of settings working alongside qualified and experienced professionals. Service users and their carers’ support teaching and learning with real life situations and experiences that add authenticity to the teaching and promote the development of effective practice strategies. Teaching is firmly rooted in the principles of equality and social justice and promotes a deep understanding of discrimination and oppression. The teaching staff are from a wide range of professional backgrounds. They hold post-graduate qualifications and professional recognition. All have experience of recent practice in their subject specialism and have teaching qualifications. Many are still active in their specialist area. They are engaged in research, academic writing and international partnerships with Universities and Colleges in other countries such as Norway, Finland, Spain and Poland. This qualification is suited to a range of Social Work careers, though you may develop a special area of interest, reflected by your practice, allowing you to specialise in mental health, children & families and adult practice.. Our graduates have a consistently good record of obtaining employment following successful completion of this degree course.

Modules

Some modules are studied alongside students on other Higher Education courses including Community and Youth Work routes, giving you a great opportunity to share experiences. Other modules are specifically designed to meet the needs of Social Workers and will develop your skills in: Working with children and families, people with learning and physical disabilities, older people and people with mental health issues. We are committed to helping you to develop skills in effective anti-discriminatory practice. We provide excellent support for you through a variety of teaching methods including individual tutorials as well as support whilst on placement. Blended learning through Moodle, the College's virtual learning environment, is used in all modules. Level 4: Introduction to Psychology and Human Development; Personal and Interpersonal Development; PPD1 Readiness for Direct Practice; Social Work Theory and Practice; The Politics of Social Policy; Values, Law and Justice. Level 5: Adult Social Work Practice; Inter-Professional Working; Law and Application to Social Work Practice; Personal, Professional Development and Readiness for Direct Practice 2; Professional Practice 1; Social Work Practice with Children, Young People and Families. Level 6: Evidence Based Practice; Globalisation, Diversity and Cultural Difference in Social Work Practice; Mental Health and Disability; Personal, Professional Development and Readiness for Professional Practice 3; Independent Research Project.

Assessment methods

The course aims to provide you with both the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience to succeed in the Social Work profession. You will develop a deep understanding of the application of Social Work theory in practice over the three years of the degree programme. You will especially be encouraged to explore your understanding of values and discrimination and will be challenged in a supportive environment to develop your skills and knowledge in these areas. You will interact with the curriculum through involvement in student led seminars, presentations and discussions. The development of independent learning and leadership skills, including self-evaluation and conscious awareness of effective learning techniques is promoted through interactive teaching approaches such as personal tutorials, email and Moodle. You will be supported to carry out an independent research project at Level 6. At each Level, you will study aspects of Social Work and theory and your professional and personal development will be assessed to professional standards. We provide excellent support for you through a variety of teaching methods including individual tutorials as well as support whilst on placement. Blended learning through Moodle, the College's virtual learning environment, is used in all modules. We use a range of assessment methods including: essays; assignments; presentations; examinations; portfolios; assessed skills days. The course includes placements of 70 days in Level 5 and 100 days in Level 6, which are designed to develop and challenge your practice skills, knowledge and understanding. Placement and college work are well integrated to support your professional development.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Social Care and Community Practice

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Social work

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social studies

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£22k

£22k

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