In your first semester of year one, you will gain the knowledge, skills and values essential to evidence 'readiness for supervised practice.' This include modules focused on core skills, social work law, values and theory. The next semester consists of an 80-day practice-based learning placement.
In the first semester of year two, you will broaden your knowledge and skills in critical analysis, building on your first year of study to analyse the role of social work in a range of contexts, both nationally and internationally, consider safeguarding across the lifespan and the role of research in social work practice.
The final semester of the course will be dedicated to the completion of a 100-day practice-based learning placement, alongside a dissertation.
Students are required to complete a total of 200 days practice-based learning. This include 20 'skills days' and an 80-day placement in year one, and a 100-day placement in year two. These highly rewarding vocational placements within the community will help ensure you are well prepared for life as a Social Worker following graduation.
All modules are 20 credits which equates to 200 hours of study time. The specific type of study time varies from module to module and includes scheduled teaching and learning activities, such as online lectures, webinars, videos and briefings, online interactive discussions, individual tutorials, on-campus presentations, simulation exercises, and discussion. Guided independent study hours will include accessing online materials, tasks, discussions, and recommended reading. Independent study hours include preparation of summative assessment and portfolios, reading and researching.