Social workers have a responsibility to promote the rights of powerless people, and protect the vulnerable and disadvantaged. Why Social Work at Strathclyde? Benefit from a blend of university and agency-based opportunities. Prepare for the challenging role of a social worker through opportunity to interact with service users and their carers. Complete three placements in social work and not-for-profit settings. Validated by the Scottish Social Services Council. Study abroad in one of our partner institutions. Benefit from high levels of staff interaction. Work placement During the course you’ll undertake three placements - one observational placement in Year 2 and an assessed placement in Years 3 & 4. These placements take place in a variety of social work settings across the west and southern coast of Scotland, including social work departments and voluntary organisations. You’ll get the opportunity to work with children and young people, older people and adults and people with disabilities or mental health problems and people who use criminal justice services. Students are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) including protecting vulnerable groups scheme (PVG). This is for successful applicants applying to courses which involve placement opportunities (working with children, young people and vulnerable adults). Your Career Graduates work in all levels of social work including senior management positions, local authorities and in the independent sector. Recent graduate roles include: Criminal Justice Social Worker Residential Child Care Worker
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Interview and/or Group Activity
Completion of a Further Information Response. Registration with the SSSC.
English language requirements
Where English is a second language an IELTS (Academic) overall score of 7.0 with a minimum 6.5 in each element, (or an equivalent).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.