This graduate entry level course is designed to equip social work students with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for qualification. Upon successful completion of the course students will have met the required levels of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). They will then be able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and ready to begin their first year in employment as a registered and qualified social worker. The MA (Social Work) is an academic award dependent upon successful completion of a Masters level dissertation as well as demonstrating capable practice. There is an ‘exit award’ of PGDip, which allows successful students to register with the HCPC as a qualified and registered social worker. Students, who take this route, will be eligible to complete a Masters dissertation in Social Work Studies. The course enables successful students to begin practice as a qualified and registered social worker. The English qualification is accepted throughout the UK, the EU and is recognised Internationally. Graduates may return to the University of Wolverhampton (or any Higher Education Institute) to undertake courses as part of their continuing professional development, which is a requirement to maintain social work registration with the HCPC. A revised framework for Continuing Professional Development and Post-Qualifying Awards is in development by The College of Social Work. It is a condition of continuing HCPC registration that qualified and registered Social Workers maintain a record of CPD. There is also the opportunity for candidates to enrol on a programme of doctoral study - either a Professional Doctorate or a more conventional PhD.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
◾All candidates must hold an Honours degree (Bachelor) at 2:1 or above ◾Candidates must have a GCSE grade C+ / 4 (or equivalent) in Maths and English. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2; Learn Direct Level 2; and Functional Skills Level 2. Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations. ◾All candidates must have substantial prior experience in the field of Social Care, Health or Education (this can be either paid or voluntary work and must be verifiable by a manager). ◾If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying Other Requirements Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and two references (academic and employer). Those meeting the entry requirements may be invited for interview where they will be assessed in comprehension, verbal ability and suitability for social work.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Due to the professional nature of this course you are also required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Due to the professional nature of this course you are also required to complete a Declaration of Health Check.
Those meeting the entry requirements may be invited for interview where they will be assessed in comprehension, verbal ability and suitability for social work. Interview panels will include, whenever possible, employer and service-user/carer representatives.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Those meeting the entry requirements may be invited for interview where they will be assessed in comprehension, verbal ability and suitability for social work.
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Fees and funding
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