BA (Hons)

Level 6 Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship

social work apprenticeship
  • Level(s) of study: Practitioner / Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: January 2020
  • Course duration: 36 months

This apprenticeship is an alternative route to qualify as a social worker with a mixture of on and off-the-job training. You will study core modules on a part-time bases (one day per week apart from the first month, which is 2 days per week) and be able to put theory into practice through work-based projects. The course will be offered on a full-time basis, and in a day release mode.

The apprenticeship is designed to support employers in developing and retaining current staff as well as attracting new talent. Apprentices will study alongside their work and will have the opportunity to put their learning into practice immediately, which will in turn positively benefit the organisation and service users.

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship (including the End-Point Assessment) you will be able to apply to register as a Social Worker through the regulatory body Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

*Please note this apprenticeship is subject approval from the HCPC.

What you'll study

This apprenticeship is an alternative route to qualify as a social worker with a mixture of on and off-the-job training.

  • Year One

    • Social Policy and Law
    • Preparation for Professional Social Work and Academic Practice
    • Social Work Theories and Models
    • Human Growth and Development
  • Year Two

    • Assessment and Intervention
    • Diversity in Social Work
    • Safeguarding Children and Adults
    • Assessed Work Place Learning (One)
  • Year Three

    • Assessed Work Place Learning (Two)
    • Delivering Professional Social Work Practice

How you’re taught

The apprenticeship has been designed into ten modules over a 36-month period. Apprentices will follow a one - two day release pattern which will consist of:

  • Face-to-face teaching on campus
  • Independent study
  • E-Portfolio
  • Blending learning activities
  • Work-based projects
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Case-study analysis
  • Reflective analysis and logs
  • Self-assessment
  • Presentations (individual and groups)
  • Examinations
  • Academic poster
  • End-Point Assessment

End-Point Assessment

The End-Point Assessment consists of four distinct assessment method groups within two strands:

Strand 1: Case study

Assessment consists of:

  • Written Critical Case Study
  • Executive Presentation

Strand 2: Scenario Exercise

Assessment consists of:

  • Initial analysis, a response to two further written data / questions, a case record
  • Assessment discussion

Contact hours

A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:

Year One: 38 days

Year Two: 24 days (80 days assessed work place learning)

Year Three: Seven days (90 days assessed work place learning)

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold:

  • GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 / C or equivalent, or
  • have been assessed at English and Maths level 1 or 2 and be prepared to achieve Level 2 Maths and English functional skills in order to undertake the EPA.
  • To be eligible for enrolment, you must be in paid employment and have a job role (or roles) within an organisation that provides the opportunity for you to gain the required knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the relevant Apprenticeship Standard.
  • All apprentices must be employed in the social work / care sector.

Selection will be undertaken in partnership with employers and all applicants are required to complete a written test and interview.

Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.

How to apply

For more information on how to apply please visit our apprenticeship pages or email us.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Your employer will be able to access government funding which will cover the costs of your course fees.  Your employer will discuss with you regarding any extra charges such as accommodation and travel expenses prior to you signing up to the apprenticeship so that you are aware of any additional costs you may incur before you accept your apprenticeship.

For more information visit our apprenticeship information pages.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

For more information visit our apprenticeship information pages.

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