Social Work (Qualified Status) Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Social work is an intensely challenging but rewarding career. The BA (Hons) Social Work (Qualified Social Worker Status) degree will develop your communication, advocacy and decision-making skills, and give you a sound understanding of both child and adult practice.

This degree enables students to develop an understanding of the knowledge, values and skills that underpin professional social work practice. It covers a range of legal, methodological, policy, practice, procedural and theoretical considerations. These include the importance and value of social work, its development in social policy contexts and the legislative and theoretical frameworks within which it operates.

You will have the opportunity to explore working with individuals and groups and within diverse practice settings in the statutory, voluntary and third sectors, for example, services focused on child protection, adoption and fostering, adults with learning disabilities, youth justice, mental health, older people and drugs and alcohol. You will develop a range of key skills including assessment, methods of intervention, management and evaluative research.

As well as gaining an academic qualification, you will be eligible on graduation to register with the four care councils of the UK as a qualified social worker – a prerequisite for practice.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

In year one, you will lay the foundations of your academic study skills whilst learning the fundamentals to prepare you for practice. There is a focus on developing your verbal and written communication alongside learning about the values, knowledge and skills that underpin social work.

MODULES

Social Work Processes
Understanding Human Development and Behaviour across the Life Course
The Historical and Socio-political Context
Values & Difference
Contemporary Social Work: Preparation for Practice
Computing and Information Technology
Assessed Practice Learning Opportunity

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

The 80 day placement is central to the year two experience. This is a substantial opportunity for you to engage with putting what you have learnt into practice in a carefully supported practice learning opportunity.

MODULES

Being an Accountable Professional
Research & Information Technology
Social Work Methods
Social Work in a Legal and Policy Context
Reflective Practice Records of Practice
Assessed Practice Learning Opportunity

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

Your final year is geared towards you becoming employment-ready at its end. There is a focus on you becoming an independent practitioner, responsible for your continuing development. The year begins with intensive study at university, and then halfway through you will begin your 100 day placement, at the end of which you will hold a small caseload, under supervision from your practice teacher.

MODULES

Completing the Circle
Working in Practice in the Organisational Context
Social Work Theory
Dissertation
Assessed 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

There is a variety of assessment methods for this course including presentations, seminar papers, book reviews, creative work, as well as traditional written assignments. There is also one examination for social work, in the year one Social Work Processes module. Placements are assessed through a portfolio of evidence.

You will be required to undertake an extended piece of study, via a dissertation as part of your final year assessment.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L500
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr 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 enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.