Social Work Students

How long will it take me to qualify?

This depends on the particular route you’re taking – but generally speaking a conventional degree course would take you 3 years to complete. The M.A. route would take between 14-18 months, and would be available to those with an existing degree in another subject.  The Step Up to Social Work scheme is run by the Department for Education and takes 14 months to complete, and the Frontline programme runs for 2 years.

All social work training routes will require that you undertake work-based placements, to enable you to put your knowledge and skills into practice – so whichever route you choose, you will need to be able to participate in placements.

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