Social Work is about change and human growth through supporting the social care and welfare needs of individuals, groups and local communities.
Practice is an important part of the social work programme at Swansea University with 50% of the course being spent in the University and 50% being spent in practice with social work agencies in a variety of settings. Successful completion of the course allows students to register as qualified social workers with the Care Council for Wales. This qualification is also recognised by Care Councils in other UK nations.
Social Work at Swansea was ranked joint first for overall student satisfaction with the quality of their course in the 2014 NSS results!
Candidates need to demonstrate a strong educational profile:
GCSE Grade A*- C, in mathematics and English or the equivalent Key Skills 2 qualifications
A minimum of: 260 UCAS points
A reference(s) confirming that 210 hours of relevant experience in a social care-setting has been undertaken
The selection process includes an interview and written task designed to ensure that those selected have the appropriate skills and insight to meet the required academic and occupational standards by the end of their training.
Welsh baccalaureate: Pass and either CC at A2 level or DM at BTEC
Irish Leaving Certificate: 330
International students will also require:
An IELTs score of 6.5 in all four categories, or an approved equivalent.
Year 1 (Level 4)
HE Level 4 Degree / HECert
Introduction to Social Work
Social Work Services in a Diverse Society: Ethics, Values and Anti-Discriminatory Practice
Understanding Information: Using, Researching and Recording Social Work Knowledge
Social Work and Human Development
Introduction to Social Work Law
Social Work in Practice 1
Social Work Practice Learning 1
Year 2 (Level 5)
HE Level 5 Degree / HEDip
Theories and Perspectives in Social Work
Social Work in Practice 2
Legal issues in Social Work and Social Care
Social Work Practice Learning 2
Year 3 (Level 6)
HE Level 6 Degree / Honours
Critical Practice in Child Care
Critical Practice in Adult Community Care
Practice Learning Level 3 - Part 1
Practice Learning Level 3 - Part 2
Applying Knowledge to Enhance Practice
95% of Social Work students from Swansea University are employed in graduate level jobs within six months of graduating.
The Complete University Guide 2010 highlights that 100% of our 2008/09 graduates were in employment six months after graduation (www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk).
Successful completion of the course provides students with a professional qualification recognised in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
It opens the way to rewarding careers in the different areas of social work in both the public and voluntary sectors.
There are many possibilities for career progression in social work and for postgraduate and post qualification study.
UK social work qualifications are also recognised in other countries such as Australia.
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