Social work

BA Social Work is a pre-registration course that supports and develops effective qualified social workers. We have close partnerships with placement providers to ensure you have high quality training in the workplace combined with excellent professional education in a strong academic framework.

Each year of the course has a particular emphasis that reflects your development as a trainee social worker and professional practitioner. The course's central themes reflect core values and principles of practice, and are present in most modules and in the practice placements:

  • safeguarding and protection
  • evidence-based relational practice
  • inter-professional working (including recording and sharing information)
  • impact of practice; professional challenge (including reflective practice)
  • service users (and carers) autonomy
  • social justice and values
  • equality and diversity

Our courses

You can study our BA Social Work over three years, full-time.

Why study with us?

In order to practise as a social worker in England you need to complete a course recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and also hold registration with them. Working with the College of Social Work, the Social Work Reform Board and the HCPC we ensure that you undertake sufficient theoretical and practical work, including placements to bring you in line with what is expected of a graduate social worker and enable you to apply for registration with the HCPC.

Continuing Professional Development

Are you already qualified and registered as a social worker? We offer a wide range of CPD modules that you can use towards your CPD hours. We also offer an extensive range of bespoke workshops and courses which can be tailored to your exact needs.


We offer a number of professional doctorate and research courses which cover a variety of specialist areas within the health, social care and voluntary arenas.

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