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.
- What are the different routes into social work?
- How long will it take me to qualify?
- What types of roles could I undertake as a qualified social worker?
- What courses do the Partnership’s three universities offer?
- When will I go on my first placement?
- Will I have a choice about where I do my placements?
- Who will support me whilst I’m on placement?
- How can I prepare for a placement?
- How long will my placements last?
- What about placements in the voluntary sector?
- What contact will I have with the University whilst on placement?
- What about travel costs and expenses?
- Which local employers offer an ASYE programme?
- Where can I find out about ASYE programmes?
- What are the average rates of pay for a newly qualified social worker?
- What else should I think about when picking a prospective employer?
- Where can I get help with job applications and preparing for interviews?
- Where can I go to find out about jobs?