Social Work (Scotland) (BA (Hons) Soc Wk (Scot))

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The award
BA (Hons) Soc Wk (Scot)

How long you will study
6 years

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How you will study
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Course starts
February, April, October

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About Social Work (Scotland) at The Open University

This social work qualification is for students who already have a degree in any subject from a UK university. A shorter version of our BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland) (Q41), it enables you to join the programme at a later stage, provided that you meet the entry requirements.

This degree is approved by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), and successful completion entitles you to apply for registration as a qualified social worker, working in either children's or adult services. To take this course, you need to be working in a social care agency in Scotland, whether or not you're sponsored by your employer.

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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