Social Work (Qualified Status) at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Social Work (Qualified Status)

Course summary

Why choose this course? Social work is a challenging, rewarding and diverse profession which offers opportunities across a wide range of specialisms. This programme prepares you for the demands of the role by offering a balance of theoretical, practical and practice experience. The programme:

  • Incorporates a minimum of 200 days experience across the three years of the programme on practice learning opportunities, working with a variety of services and agencies, in order to develop their knowledge, skills and values in practice settings. These learning opportunities take place within our partnerships with Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire Local Authorities.
  • Features support of a focus group of individuals, ‘Outside In’, which plays a key role in ensuring students have an excellent understanding of the reality of individuals’ experiences of social work practice.In 2020 Outside In, won a Social Care Accolade for its part in educating the workforce of tomorrow, highlighting the key part this unique element of the course plays in ensuring students graduate with as much understanding as possible of the social work role.
  • Teaching explores issues such as core values, underpinning principles and theories, social policy and complexities which may arise due to the circumstances of the individuals with whom professionals are working.
  • *Is part of a subject area ranked first in Wales for student satisfaction and fifth in the UK for student satisfaction in the Social Work subject league tables, Complete University Guide 2023.
  • *is part of a CHA3 subject group ranked 1st out of welsh universities for overall satisfaction as well as 3rd in the UK and 1st out of Welsh universities for the teaching on my course in the National Student Survey 2022.
  • *has been ranked 3rd in the UK as part of the Social Work subject league table for Teaching Quality and 1st overall in Wales, including rankings for Teaching Quality, Student experience and Graduate Prospects in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
Key Course Features:
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Close links with local authorities learning opportunity providers
  • On graduating you will be eligible for registration with any of the UK’s four Regulatory Bodies for Social Work
  • Varied employment opportunities on graduation
  • Course delivery by academics from a range of backgrounds with varied professional experiences and interests
  • A range of teaching methods are used, utilizing, for example, seminars, lectures, workshops and group work.
As well as rankings listed earlier, our Social Work degree is also part of a subject area rated Top 10 in England & Wales (11th in the UK) for teaching satisfaction, and is rated 1st in Wales for teaching & course satisfaction, in the Social Work subject league tables (The Guardian University Guide, 2023). Please note, student Social Work students must be registered with Social Care Wales, which is the regulatory body for all Social Workers in Wales.


What you will study YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) The primary focus of this year is the development 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 Poverty – 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 80-day practice learning opportunity. 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 practice learning opportunity. 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.

Assessment method

Teaching & Assessment Assessment is carried out in a variety of ways: presentations, essays, reflective learning logs, dissertation, and more. Students are encouraged to undertake learning needs assessments in year 1 if needed – this will lead to the best form of learning support being offered to students on an individualised basis. Teaching and learning Effective social work is about an integration of theoretical and practice understanding. Consequently the programme is taught in a range of ways and through various media. Students can expect to experience straightforward didactic information giving, as much as interactive role playing and group work. Demonstrating intrapersonal communication and team work skills are fundamentals of social work practice, so you are expected to actively participate and engage in all learning opportunities and styles. In response to C-19, the programme is being taught in a mix of on-campus and online sessions. It is a full-time course, with 3 days per week timetabled during the periods of academic teaching, and 5 days per week on practice learning opportunities. Practice Learning Opportunities are divided into 20 days, year 1, 80 days, year 2 and 100 days, year 3. Wrexham 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. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

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

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Social Work (Qualified Status) at Wrexham University - UCAS