Current admission criteria are being reviewed as part of the validation process and subject to final approval.
Typically, you need to already have a 2:1 degree and a minimum of 6 months full-time relevant paid or voluntary work experience, or equivalent (approximately 800 hours), within the social care sector.
Applicants who hold a 2:2 degree (in any subject) will be considered if they also hold an award at postgraduate level and have 6 months (approximately 800 hours) relevant experience. Related voluntary work as well as other relevant life experiences (e.g. informal care giving) will also be considered as part of this experience.
Applicants who hold a 2:2 degree but do not have a postgraduate qualification will be considered if they have at least 12 months full-time equivalent (approximately 1600 hours) relevant applied social work/care experience. Related voluntary work as well as other relevant life experiences (e.g. informal care giving) will also be considered as part of this experience.
English language requirements:
All applicants must hold at least a GCSE grade C in English Language and Maths or agreed equivalent on admission.
For students whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 7 is required.
We aim to ensure that applicants are suitable for the programme. We will consider prior certificated learning against modules on the programme where this can be shown to match modules. However, we do not accept prior experiential learning against any module on the programme.
Within your application (and interview – if selected) you will have to explain your motivation to undertake social work as a career and evidence an initial understanding of the profession.
Applicants will be asked to confirm their competence in I.T. skills before being offered a place.
DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check: Yes
As part of the admissions process, applicants are required to go through our processes for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), statutory social service intervention declaration and health declaration. Any criminal record declaration will be managed in accordance with the programme’s DBS process in a timely manner, with the aim of confirming an applicant’s suitability for the programme prior to enrolment.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions over entry and admissions criteria. Or for more information, please see the university's Students Admissions Policy.