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Course summary

This full-time, 3-year BSc Social Work Practice offers students a flexible route to qualification as a social worker and will be delivered via a blended learning method of face-to-face and online teaching. The first year of study is largely preparatory and no practice placements are undertaken. As the course progresses, complex concepts will be explored alongside developing skills in critical reflection and analysis. Placements will commence during your second year of study with a 70-day placement, enhanced by a 100-day placement in the final year. Both placements are full-time and will require full-time attendance. The regulating body for social workers, Social Work England, require one of the placements to be undertaken in a statutory setting. Please note, students are responsible for covering the cost of placement including transport, accommodation, and general living expenses. During both placements, students will be supervised by a Practice Educator who is a qualified social worker and responsible for assessment of the student whilst on placement. Please note that students are required to pass both placements in order to successfully qualify as a social worker.


You'll be able to put theory into practice as all academic teaching is geared towards students' understanding, knowledge, and confidence in practice.

Assessment method

Assessment methods are utilised to establish and identify the skills that you will need in practice. You'll be assessed in a variety of ways including written essays, presentations, and a small number of exams.

How to apply

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Lincoln (Main Site)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

Health checks

Satisfactory completion of Occupational Health Check.


Successful performance at an interview.

Unistats information

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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
International £15900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Social Work Practice at University of Lincoln - UCAS