Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Social Work (Taught)

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Course summary

This course is designed for those who have a degree and experience in the health and social care work field and wish to become a qualified social worker. It provides the opportunity to both study and work in children and families social work and adult social work. This course has Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approval which allows individuals who successfully complete the course to be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC. Teaching is carried out by staff from a range of professional backgrounds and is underpinned by research, providing you with a balance between academic and applied educational experiences.

Course details


Year One modules include: Preparing for Professional Social Work Practice; Human Growth and Development - Promoting and Protecting Individual Development within Social Contexts; Practice Learning Opportunity One. Year Two modules include: Theories, Methods and Models of Social Work Practice - Assessing and intervening in order to achieve best outcomes for service users; Social Work Law and Policy - practicing ethically within legislated frameworks; Practice Learning Opportunity Two; Dissertation - research skills for effective social work practice.

Assessment method

Assessments will take place through both academic (essays) and practical (verbal presentations and report writing) methods, allowing you to practice skills relevant to your future career.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

Entry requirements

You will need: an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) or other recognised equivalent qualification; approximately 100 days (or equivalent) of social care related experience - you may be working towards the 100 days of experience at the time of application but the experience must be completed before the start of the course and this must be stated in your personal statement; to provide one reference - this reference should show evidence of relevant social care related experience; GCSE English and maths grade C or above. You will be interviewed as part of the admissions process and you will need to meet a number of other criteria.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Social Work at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS