The BSc (Hons) Social Work is offered with Cardiff Metropolitan University and Local Authority Social Services partner agencies to provide collaboration in all aspects of teaching and learning.
Practice learning opportunities in social work/social care settings form an integral part of the programme and provide you with a wealth of experience to allow you to develop essential links between theory and practice.
Role and context of social work
Introduction to assessment
Communication and empowerment
Legislation and social work practice
Introduction to research
Personal and professional development – becoming a social worker
Working in organisations
Risk assessment and decision making
Evaluation and research methods
Social work theory
Communication and development across the lifespan
You should hold Key Skills Level 2 Numeracy/Application of Number and Communication or GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English Language or Welsh (Grade C or above). You must be able to demonstrate an ability to study at higher education normally through a recognised qualification:
96 points from at least 2 A Levels/Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades CC
BTEC Certificate/Diploma (96 points)
A relevant NVQ Level 3 or 4 in Welfare Studies
Access with 96 points
96 points from the Welsh Baccalaureate to include grades CC at A Level, core counted as third subject
An Access to Higher Education Certificate or other recognised qualification that provides evidence of ability to study at Higher Education level
Note, if your qualification is not listed above, please refer to the UCAS website. Further information on appropriate qualifications can be found at www.qca.org.uk
Please also note, you are also expected to hold a minimum of twelveweeks (full-time equivalent equating to 420 hours) supervised (paid or unpaid) work experience in a social care setting prior to application, but will usually have more extensive experience than this. This requirement will have to be demonstrated on your UCAS application form and have been completed at the point of application.
Entry onto this course is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check (Disclosure and Barring Service Checks). More details about criminal records procedures can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/crb
Assessment of individual areas of study will include a combination of different approaches: practice simulation exercise; essays; reports; individual presentations; group presentations and examinations.
Practice learning opportunities in social work/social care settings form an integral part of the programme and provide you with a wealth of experience to allow you to develop essential links between theory and practice. You are required to undertake 200 days of assessed practice in practice learning settings throughout the course. As a substantial part of the course is spent in practice settings within agencies in South Wales, the ability to undertake travelling to and within practice agencies is an expectation.
It is also a requirement of the Social Work Degree programme that you are competent in Information and Communications Technology.
Learners who successfully complete the course will be entitled to practice as a professionally qualified social worker.