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Heart of Worcestershire College

Social Work

UCAS Code: L500

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Would you like to make a real difference to the lives of individuals, families and communities? Would you like to prevent harm, neglect and abuse? The course has a long standing history of delivering the social work degree going back to the late 1980’s. We have a small and friendly team with a great wealth of experience covering a range of areas of expertise. We have approximately 25 students in each year group and this enables us to have small teaching groups and offer a high level of tutorial and academic support to students. Students also benefit from regular sessions presented by service users and carers groups. Service user and carer input on the programme is integral to its design and delivery for which it has been commended. Current social work practitioners assist in the delivery of modules by virtue of the well-established relationship between the college and social work agencies. Students complete placements within social work settings of 70 days in year 2 and 100 days in year 3. The majority of placements are in Worcestershire and will often require students to be able to travel to and whilst on placement. The course is validated by Birmingham City University (BCU). On completing the programme, students receive their degree from BCU and are eligible to apply to register as a social worker.

Modules

YEAR ONE
– The Professional Learner and Safe Practitioner
– Skills Development
– Applied Psychology and Human Development
– Sociology: Themes and Perspectives in Social Work
– Ethics and Values of Social Work
– Development and Delivery of Social Welfare Provision

YEAR TWO
– Law for Social Work Practice
– Advanced Social Work Skills
– Assessment and Intervention, Theories and Methods
– Understanding Research in Practice
– Practice – Developing Capability

YEAR THREE
– Practice – Achieving Capability
– The Competent Practitioner
– The Research and Policy Context of Social Work Practice
– The Professional Learner: Independent Study Module

Assessment methods

Students are assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, individual and group presentations and direct observations. There is also an exam for the Law Module in year 2.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,650
per year
England
£8,650
per year
EU
£8,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,650
per year
Scotland
£8,650
per year
Wales
£8,650
per year

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Course location:

Osprey House

Department:

Social Work

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