Social Work (England) (BA (Hons) Soc Work (Eng))

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The award
BA (Hons) Soc Work (Eng)

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 (England) at The Open University

Social workers support and protect some of society's most deprived and vulnerable people. It's immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring a high level of motivation and commitment. You also need a qualifying degree. The OU's BA (Honours) Social Work (England) is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and successful completion entitles you to apply for registration as a social worker. To take this course, you need to be working in a social care agency and be registered and supported by your employer, but students can pay their own fees.

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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