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Course summary

BSc(Hons) Social work at UWE Bristol offers the grounding you need to become a skilled social worker – with the professional skills, knowledge base and placement experience that will help you stand out. Learn to work with service users, carers and other professionals to enhance wellbeing. Gain the critical understanding, experience and skills to make informed judgements in complex situations. Explore contemporary issues in social work. You’ll be taught by experienced and enthusiastic staff, most of whom are registered social workers. Get a direct route into practice with 170 days on placement through our links with a variety of partner agencies. Gain exposure to a variety of social work roles in statutory, voluntary, private and independent organisations. The relationships you build with your placement providers, along with your professional qualification, will greatly improve your employability. After completing the degree, you can register with the Health and Care Professions Council, so you can practise social work in England. You’ll be qualified to work with adults or children in numerous roles and sectors. Our students often find work with the organisations they’ve trained with on placement.

Professional bodies

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

  • Social Work England

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L500
Institution code:
B80
Campus name:
Glenside Campus
Campus code:
G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. Please note that due to early clinical contact on this course applicants must turn 18 before the start of placement. Applicants who do not turn 18 by the commencement of the placement will be advised to defer or reapply as appropriate. Please see our admissions policy for further information.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/L500

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants who are offered a place must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.

Health checks

UWE Bristol prides itself on being disability–friendly and supportive of physical and mental wellbeing, therefore disclosing any needs you might have through the Occupational Health Assessment will enable us to create reasonable adjustments to suit your needs. As part of the assessment you will be required to complete a questionnaire and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination if required. Offers of places are subject to Occupational Health Clearance and students are expected to disclose pre-existing and historical health conditions. You must be in good health and up-to-date with all routine immunisations that are required for working in health and social care settings. You will also be required to confirm your status in respect of a number of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies) and be prepared to have all required vaccinations. Please note that the list of required vaccinations may change, in response to advice from the Department of Health. If your vaccinations are not up-to-date, this will affect your ability to continue on your course. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please raise this at the point of application.

Interview

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. For more details on our interview requirements please visit our selection process page: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/applying/undergraduate-applications/selection-processes


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Social Work at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS