Learn to support vulnerable members of society as a qualified social worker with this Health and Care Professions Council approved course.
Social workers are the advisers, advocates, and counsellors for the vulnerable and troubled members of society. As a social worker you'll be aware of the impact of social issues including poverty, deprivation and inclusivity. Working towards solutions and managing individual's unique problems, social workers strive to improve the quality of life for others.
The choice to become a social worker is not a decision that should be taken lightly. We want people who are committed to their future career and determined to make a difference to the lives of others.
We're looking for students with life experience. Preferably students will have worked with a variety of people either in employment or as a volunteer. This may include working with young people, for a charity or in a care home. We want to see previous success of helping people and a determination to continue.
Visit the website: http://bucks.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/health-and-social-sciences/social-work-ft-1718
What will this course cover?
We've made sure that our course covers the standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) so you can apply for registration as a social worker straight after the course.
The course combines classroom theory with real-life practice. You'll gain hands on experience working alongside current social workers. They'll be able to guide you, offer you advice and prepare you for your career.
Once qualified, you can work within a range of settings including local authorities, hospitals, and voluntary services for drug and alcohol users or youth justice services.
• Advanced Skills for Professional Development L7 20
• Sociology, Psychology and Social Policy for Social Work
• Putting the Law into Practice
• Preparation for Intervention with Service Users
• Developing Social Work Skills for Practice
• Practice Learning 1
• Advanced Skills for Professional Development L7 10
• Inter-Professional Practice
• Practice Learning 2
• Research Methods for Social Work
From day one we'll be preparing you for your future. We make sure all our graduates are confident, independent and ready for work.
Throughout your time with us we'll support you on your journey to becoming a Social Worker. We'll help you to develop crucial skills, enabling you to become flexible in your thinking and stay calm even in a crisis.
Here at Bucks, we have a high employability rate for social work. We make sure all our graduates leave confident in their skills and able to impress employers. We have good relationships with local employers who are always impressed with how prepared our graduates are for the transition from University to work.
How to apply
Apply here: http://bucks.ac.uk/applynow/
There are a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students which include sponsorship, bursaries, scholarships and loans: http://bucks.ac.uk/fees_funding/postgraduate-masters-scholarships/
On this course it is a requirement that you will have a 2:1 degree. However you may be considered if you have a 2:2 and significant experience. Social work is both an academic and vocational course so it's important you show success in your previous education and have experience.You must hold GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C or above, or equivalent. On the application form you must list all your qualifications.