University Of Cumbria Social Work
You’ll learn how to combine theory with the specialist knowledge and skills need for a career in social work. You’ll emerge confident and capable of handling all areas of social care, able to put your studies to practical use in everyday work. We also provide an ‘Experts by Experience’ module that will teach the importance of the service user / social worker relationship.
You will take part in two practice placements to give you proper work experience in the field. These will take place in the October of your second year for 70 days, and in your final year for 100 days. Every effort will be made to have placements local to the Cumbria area, although this cannot be guaranteed.
This is a full time programme usually involving three days a week of study at our Carlisle campus. Your timetable will vary with more and less intensive periods of study depending on the modules available. You will make full use of your independent study skills when not on campus by completing assignments. Some events on other campuses may need to be attended, though we try to keep these to a minimum.
There is a great demand for qualified social workers, so if you’re looking to get involved, then we will ensure you enter the field at the top of your game. Ours is a challenging yet rewarding course that will build on your previous experience of social care to become a fully qualified and registered social worker. Our lecturing team will share their expertise of working with local employers and service users, giving you the insight needed to go on to an exciting career in the field.
It won’t just be learning in the classroom. You’ll take part in two placement sessions over the second and third years for 70 and 100 days respectively. These will allow you to gain real-world experience in social care, helping you develop the skills needed to stand out at interviews. We’ll show you how to apply the theory you learn to the workplace, building on your knowledge and skills to enhance your abilities on the job.