Social Work (including Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

This course aims to enable you to develop your knowledge, skills and values and demonstrate your professional capability. You will be provided with frequent opportunities to explore issues that arise in learning about social work regarding children and adults in small discussion groups and action learning sets with other students. We offer high quality practice placements supported by the Cheshire & Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership (CMSWTP), which comprises four higher education institutions, eight local authorities, three NHS trusts and a voluntary sector organisation covering Liverpool City Region, West Lancashire, Warrington, Cheshire West and Chester. You will study and prepare yourself for a professional career with a supportive and qualified core staff team. As well as excellent learning resources and student support and guidance provision at the University, staff on the course have a wide range of specialisms and expertise. Experienced practice educators and assessors are committed to your personal and professional development. You will also benefit from input from people with experience of social care/work services. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Teaching of this Foundation Year will be at our Warrington campus. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will be able to progress onto the BA Social Work programme at our Warrington campus.


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Assessment method

The course uses a wide range of assessment methods, including coursework assignments, essays, observations during practice placements, presentations, role play, open-book examinations, and observation of communication skills. The assessment of practice will reflect the professional capabilities framework for Social Work.

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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University Centre Warrington
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C/4 in English Language or a nationally recognised equivalent. A Level General Studies accepted. Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Social Work (including Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS