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Course summary

Support and protect those who are vulnerable in society. You'll understand how individuals behave in families and communities. Course Overview Prepare for a rewarding career as a social worker and enjoy a range of employment options across a variety of sectors. As part of this course you'll:

  • Study psychosocial themes and perspectives, and theories and policies relating to social welfare and the safeguarding of adults and children
  • Complete extended placements in your second and third years, which will help fulfil part of the professional body requirements for registration
  • Integrate study with professional experience to develop the essential knowledge and skills required for a career supporting diverse groups of service users in social work
Find Out More This course was approved by the previous social work regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council. From 2 December 2019, responsibility for the approval of courses transferred to Social Work England. This course remains approved by Social Work England. This means that people qualifying from this course can apply to become a registered social worker. You’ll develop practical courtroom skills to support your understanding of social work law and safeguarding. This will include a family court and adult mental health tribunal experience undertaken in partnership with legal professionals such as judges and solicitors. Academic learning is designed and delivered to support your practical social work skills and enable you to develop your professional practice. Social work placement opportunities are found across the health statutory social care, voluntary and community sectors, normally within the Leeds area. Your two work experience opportunities will prepare you directly for practice. Why Study Social Work at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Opportunities for extended placements - apply your knowledge and skills in a real-world setting
  • Approved by Social Work England - the specialist regulator for social work in England
  • Access to specialist facilities - where you'll develop your skills in a simulated environment


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Social Work & the Life Course
  • Understanding Social Work
  • Understanding Law in Social Work
  • Working with Diversity
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Contemporary Challenges for Social Work Practice
  • Social Work with Adults
  • Social Work with Children & Young People
  • Models of Intervention
  • Practice Placement 1
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Social Work Law for Qualifying Practice
  • Social Work in the Global Context
  • Critical Thinking for Social Work
- Practice Placement 2

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Social Work at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS