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Learn to work effectively with children, adults and a wide range of social problems
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work course prepares you for a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities that you will encounter in practice. We welcome a range of students with varying backgrounds, whether you’re a college leaver or a mature student.
Gain the skills and knowledge needed for current practice
You will gain a combination of effective and relevant skills alongside up-to-date knowledge of how to work effectively with children, adults and a wide range of social problems.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work course begins with a carefully structured induction programme, before you move on to study modules designed to develop your personal and professional skills.
You will be supported throughout by a structured tutorial programme; linking university-based learning to practice placements.
Apply theory to practice on placements
Alongside your academic learning, you will apply theory to practice via placements with our local partners.
We have cultivated strong relationships with several local authorities, where you will learn apply your knowledge to real-world situations and a gain a vital insight into the professional life of a social worker.
Dedicated personal and academic support
Your tutors ensure that you have excellent academic and personal support throughout your degree, as you gain a firm grounding in the skills, professional theory, and values of the social work profession.
We have a long tradition of providing a supportive, student-centred approach to learning and teaching and we believe it is our role to help you develop both personally and professionally throughout your degree.
This has culminated in our excellent rating in the national student satisfaction survey that has underpinned our well-established reputation for teaching Social Work.
This course is approved by social work regulator Social Work England.
By the end of the course you will be ready to register with Social Work England and begin your career as social work professional.
On this course you will:
- Learn from experienced and qualified social workers.
- Gain your qualification from a university with a well-established reputation for teaching Social Work to degree level and beyond.
- Receive targeted careers support to help you open future career opportunities in a variety of professional roles.
- Gain credits towards a full MA in Social Work.
Prepare for the wide range of experiences and learning opportunities that you will encounter in practice
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work course is designed to prepare you will the skills and knowledge to effectively transition in the challenging but rewarding social work sector.
The course will explore the complexities and intricacies of working within social work, as you learn to prepare for a variety of situations and dilemmas when working with both adults and children and their families.
You will underpin your theoretical learning with dedicated practical experience and assessment as you build the knowledge and confidence that you will need to progress through your career.
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Introduction To Social Work
This module aims to introduce you to social work roles, tasks and settings. There will be opportunities to provide you with a grounding in the historical and social context of social work practice, which will enable you to understand a framework of theories, values, ethics and research mindedness as a foundation for good practice and study throughout the course. This module will help to develop your ability to think critically and reflectively.
Teaching and Assessment
Feel the support of dedicated and experienced social work professionals
On our Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work course, you will get to experience a mix of teaching strategies to make sure that you are building the knowledge and confidence you need to progress in this career.
Feel the support of our tutors
We are also proud to be able to dedicate more time to you and your studies. We can do this by allocating you a personal tutor to support you throughout your placements.
We have a team of sector specialists who work together to give you the best experience while at university.
You’ll get to know the team and we will get to know you personally. We pride ourselves on our open-door accessibility to support you to stand on your own two feet in the challenging and rewarding world of social work.
You will learn in small groups to ensure that you aren’t lost amongst the crowd and that our tutors can work with you to help and support you throughout your studies.
We use written assignments, group work, workshops, feedback, meetings and placements to develop your skills.
The practice elements of the course are assessed through portfolio presentation and assessor reports.
There are support sessions for particular assessments and a dedicated online platform for study skills to help support your written academic skills.
Gain vital experience within the social work sector
We have developed strong working relationships with local authorities across the south of England where you will gain the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working within the social work profession.
You will have the opportunity to carry out key social work roles within practice placements totalling 170 days.
For the first (70-day) placement in your second year, you could gain experience in organisations such as West Sussex and Hampshire County Councils, Homestart, Stonepillow, Aldingbourne Trust, Barnardos and Citizens Advice.
We also have opportunities in schools who have units for pupils with additional needs. These include Front Lawn Primary and Felpham Community College.
There are similar opportunities in hospital teams and other support organisations such as Motiv8, My Sister House, Cornerhouse Mental Health Resource Centre and Change, Grow, Live.
The second (100-day) placement in your third year include local authorities like West Sussex and Hampshire County Council within teams such as family support and protection, looked after children, fostering, disabilities, older persons, youth offending, children’s asylum, and mental health.
Take the first steps to becoming a registered social work professional
Our MA Social Work course is accredited by the national social work regulator: Social Work England.
This means that graduates will be able to register with Social Work England as a qualified social worker (NQSW).
Our close relationships with our social work placement partners often result in our graduates continuing into Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) or NQSW roles with those local authorities.
Our partners are invited to talk to our students throughout your degree, meaning you will be able to network whilst still learning, putting you one step ahead of the competition.
You may also choose to develop your knowledge and practice further through our postgraduate options.
Some of our graduates also choose to move into teaching and we offer multiple postgraduate options to move into the education sector.
- MA Advanced Professional Practice
- Postgraduate research
- Certificate in Councilling