Social Workers support individuals and families to achieve positive change in their lives. This degree prepares you for a profession with human rights and social justice at its core.
Regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our degree course will prepare you for a career in social work in a diverse range of social welfare settings. The content of your studies will equip you for employment in both children’s and adults’ social work, in areas such as safeguarding, community and therapeutic services.
A total of 170 days of assessed practice learning, through highly rewarding vocational placements in the community, will also help ensure you are well prepared for life as a Social Worker following graduation.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:
BA (Hons) Social Work
Professional body accreditation
Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a social worker in England.
The degree is also available on a part-time basis. Part-time students are mainly taught at the Lichfield campus, though some sessions are delivered at Stoke. Face to face teaching takes place on Fridays and students are also required to commit to an additional day of independent learning, which can be taken flexibly. Year one and two are university based, and during these two years, students will complete their 30 days of skills based work. In year three, students will undertake their first 70-day placement and will then complete their 100-day placement over year 4 and, depending on the basis in which it is taken (3,4, or 5 days per week), potentially into a fifth academic year. As with the full-time route, placements are organised by the university.