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Social Work (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MA)

University of Gloucestershire School of Health & Social Care

Full time See Course MA, PgDip, PgCert See website for details

About the course

This course balances an interactive study programme with practical work experience in a social care setting, enabling you to become qualified as a generic social work practitioner. This will allow you to practise in your chosen field of children and families or adults, and across a range of areas including statutory, voluntary, private and independent sector.

The course has been designed in partnership with agencies and service users, to allow students to gain the skills and experience required to qualify as a social worker. It is delivered in blocks of teaching, followed by periods of practical work experience allowing students to consolidate their study in a real-life setting. You will be supported by a team of committed teaching staff, who are registered social workers with experience

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Entry Requirements

At least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject, or a relevant level 6 qualification.

At least three months' work experience in a social care setting, contributing to some understanding of social work.

GCSE Maths and English and grade C or above or an equivalent numeracy and literacy qualification.

An enhanced DBS.

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Course Content

Where is University of Gloucestershire

Student Profile(s)

Ali Pinnock

814.jpg “I believe the amount of time actually spent in schools has ensured my successful and quick transition from PGCE student to a newly Qualified Teacher.

The subject pathway sessions were particularly good as the course leader not only had a many years of experience teaching my subject, but he also ensured we all knew and felt comfortable with all aspects of school life, from parents’ evenings and marking to using outside agencies.”


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