Leading to a professional qualification in Social Work, Wrexham Glyndwr’s BA(Hons) Social Work course has been developed in close co-operation with Social Work partner agencies in the statutory sectors and in conjunction with service users and carers group Outside In. It has been ranked first in Wales for learning community in the National Student Survey 2019. It incorporates 200 days placement experience over the three years, as well as structured academic learning, including input from practitioners and the Outside in participation Group. The course is approved by Social Care Wales and has been developed in line with the Social Work Code of Practice. A key principle of the programme is the promotion of student self-directed and enquiry based learning, with the model of action learning sets embedded within the teaching and learning strategy of the programme. The aim is to enable students to develop advanced knowledge, skills and values for Social Work. Wrexham Glyndwr University is also in a unique position to support Social Work students in their professional development from the first day of the degree. Each student will be allocated a personal tutor to be a point of contact to discuss personal, academic and professional development needs. In addition, the lectures have a wide range of Social Work and academic experience to ensure that the delivery of the degree meets the learning needs of all students. Key Course Features: •*1st in Wales for learning community (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS 2019 data) •Student Social Work students are registered with Social Care Wales, which is the regulatory body for all Social Workers in Wales. This is undertaken at the start of the degree, and requires all Social Work students to adhere to the professional code of practice during their studies. This means that in addition to gaining the BA(hons) in Social Work, graduating students gain the title of registered Social Workers and are able to gain employment as newly qualified Social Workers. •Many of our students are returners to education, sometimes after a long break, and we are experienced in offering appropriate support and study skills advice. •Our local authority partners – Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire – are contracted to find and support student placements. •One of your second or third year placements will be in a statutory setting – this is a requirement of Social Care Wales. •The programme enjoys the participation of the focus group Outside In. Outside In’s members include those who’ve used social care and health services and who have expertise through experience. They take part in teaching, assessment, programme management and recruitment of students. •Participation and involvement are key aspects in the programme team’s current publications and research profile. Further research activity includes Welsh (and other devolved government) policy evaluation, alcohol and other drugs.
Year 1 (Level 4) The primary focus of this year is the in the developing of academic and professional practice. This is done through a combination of academic study and 20 day practice learning opportunity. Modules •Entering the Profession -Developing Practitioner 1 •Foundational Social Work skills –Skills for Practice 1 •Applied ICT for Social Work -Informational Analysis 1 •Introduction to Social Policy and Law – Frameworks 1 •Learning Together – Completing the Circle of Partnership 1 •The Life Course Perspective - Individuals in Context 1 •Practice Learning Opportunity Year 2 (Level 5) This year has a combination of exploring the theory and practice elements of the Social Work role, and an opportunity for an 80 day placement. Modules •Conflicts and Dilemmas – Completing the Circle 2 •Law and Social work –Frameworks 2 •Interpersonal Dispositions -Developing practitioner 2 •Exploring Social Work Skills – Skills for Practice 2 •Social Work in Wales -Individuals in Context 2 •Research for Social Work Practice -Informational Analysis 2 •Practice Learning Opportunity Year 3 (Level 6) The final year is focused on drawing together the different aspects of the theory and practice together, and for the students to then undertake a 100 day placement. Modules •Integrating Social Work Skills - Skills for Practice 3 •Dissertation –Informational Analysis 3 •Responsible and Accountable Professionalism – Developing Practitioner 3 •The Creative Practitioner – Completing the Circle 3 •Safeguarding in Context –Frameworks 3 •Practice Learning Opportunity The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Your academic work and practice placements will be assessed by lecturers, practice teachers and individuals who use services. The program uses mixed methods of assessment. These attempt to ensure that all learnings styles are catered for, and enquiry based learning, with the model of action learning sets embedded within the teaching and learning strategy of the programme. This ensures that the link between theory and practice can be developed by the students. Assessments methods include: Learning logs, Essays, Problem based learning exercises, case studies, presentations, Course work, ICT fundamentals and portfolio of evidence for practice learning. Each 20 credit module will have 36 hours of lectures with an additional 164 hours self-directed study, resulting in a total of 200 hours learning required for each module. Teaching and learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
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