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New City College (incorporating Havering College)

Social Work

UCAS Code: L500

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D

45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and maths at grade 4(C) or above

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

MMP

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80

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

The BA (Hons) Social Work is a three-year full time course. It is the professional qualification required to apply for registration as a Social Worker in the UK. It recognises your existing skills and interest in the sector and enables you to develop your ability to contribute to good practice and improve the personal qualities essential for successful performance in social work. You will join a committed and highly enthusiastic group of students and find a warm and supportive environment, learning skills, knowledge and values throughout the course that will equip you for your chosen career. This specialist course is validated by the Open University and approved by Social Work England. Havering Colleges, New City College is registered with the Office for Students.

The BA (Hons) Social Work qualification is validated by the Open University and is approved by Social Work England. The course aims to provide an integrated programme of study which is both intellectually stimulating and enables learners to meet the required professional standards as defined by the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work (the PCF) and the Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS). The programme aims to ensure that the teaching of theoretical knowledge, skills and values is intrinsically linked to their application to practice. This is a classroom based course incorporating work placements.

Attendance is full-time and is four days a week including when you are on placement in the second year. Final year students are on placement 4 days a week plus one day at college. The course is studied over a period of three years. The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green Campus.

This qualification leads to employment as a Qualified Social Worker following successful registration onto the Social Work England register. As it is a generic qualification, you would be able to apply for posts within both the Children and Families or Adult Community Care sectors in a range of statutory, voluntary and private agencies. Students receiving an award other than the BA (Hons) Social Work (i.e. those exiting the programme early at Levels 4 or 5, and receiving the Certificate or Diploma of Higher Education, Social Studies) will not be eligible to apply for registration onto the Social Work England register. This degree is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study.

Modules

Level 4:
Academic study skills - 20 credits
Self, identity and values - 20 credits
Theories and methods for practice - 20 credits
Human development across the life course - 20 credits
Law for Social Workers - 20 credits
Skills for effective working with service users - 20 credits

Level 5:
Social policy and social justice - 20 credits
Using research and evidence in practice - 20 credits
Practice with adult service users - 20 credits
Practice with children and families - 20 credits
Practice placement 1 - 40 credits

Level 6:

Research in action - 45 credits
Specialist issues, innovation and leadership - 30 credits
Practice placement 2 - 45 credits

Assessment methods

Assessment methods for this degree are varied and will include essays, reports, presentations, stimulated role plays, panels and exams (in Law only). Many assessments are designed to reflect specific elements of Social Work practice where the assessments will involve social work practitioners and service users, as well as academic staff.
The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits per academic year and will attend College for four days per week. Students will gain relevant placement experience and be able to commit to self-study alongside the programme.?
All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of Social Work. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

In addition to the teaching team there is a Service User and Carer Coordinator who supports service user involvement in all aspects of the programme and a Practice Learning Team who find, develop and support practice learning placements. Administration is supported by the Quality and Standards team and the Social Work Administrator.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ardleigh Green

Department:

Academy of Arts and Sciences

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