Social Work BA Honours

Middlesex University
In London (Grossbritannien)

£ 9.000 - (10.676 )
inkl. MwSt.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (Grossbritannien)
  • Dauer:
    3 Years
  • Wann:
    Oktober
Beschreibung

Social workers can have a significant impact on peoples' lives and offer support to some of society's most vulnerable. Compassionate and patient, your skills will lie in communication, resilience and organisation. With the social work sector expanding rapidly, there are lots of rewarding career opportunities.



Why study BA Social Work at Middlesex University?

In the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), 97% of students reported being satisfied with the teaching on their course, and 96% were satisfied with the academic support.



Endorsed by The College of Social Work and fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, our cutting edge degree, designed and revised in collaboration with current students, employers and service users, primes students with expert theoretical knowledge and the essential professional skills to flourish. You will...

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Welche Ziele verfolgt der Kurs?

Voraussetzungen: You will need a minimum UCAS points of 300 or equivalent. This is equivalent to grades BBB where three A levels are taken and the 300 points should be made up from level 3 qualifications rather than non academic qualifications. For those entering via Access routes, we are looking for evidence in your application that you are expecting to obtain merit grades in all of your level 3 units. We also consider Foundation Degrees in a relevant subject into the first year of undergraduate degree (credit transfer is not applicable).

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Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Oktober
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Grossbritannien
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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Social Work
IT Law
Evaluation
IT
Communication Skills
Health and Social Care
Law
Communication Training
IT Development
Skills and Training
Health
Communication
It skills
Social Workers
Social Sciences
Skills
Community
Transferable skills
Lifecourse developments

Themenkreis

Your studies will be focused towards enabling people at risk to live fulfilled and independent lives. In the first year you will build the professional acumen and communication skills required for effective social work and lay the foundations for the second and third years' academic study and practice based learning.

All modules, and the programme as a whole, are clearly structured to meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will undertake two professional placements within relevant agencies and will be assessed against the HCPC Standards of Proficiency (social work) and British Association of Social work (BASW's) Professional Capability Framework. The placements usually run concurrently with academic study. You will complete 170 days of assessed practice learning within two approved and contrasting settings. In at least one of your placements, you will gain experience of statutory roles and tasks.

You will be allocated a tutor at the beginning of your course who you will meet regularly in tutor groups and who will also act as a link to your professional placements.

For further information about the social work profession, go to: http://www.basw.co.uk/social work careers/

What you will gain?
Upon graduation, you will be able to:

Communicate effectively with a range of service users and professionals in a variety of contexts.
Confidently present arguments based on available academic and practice evidence in specialist areas of social work practice.
Confidently use advanced IT skills to carry out professional social work practice.
Demonstrate an advanced ability to solve problems and to apply this skill to professional practice.
Critically analyse the latest research findings and apply them to practice.
Modules
Year 1

Lifecourse developments (30 credits)
This module introduce the broad theories of human growth and development across the life course. It facilitate students' understanding of the application and relevance of theories of human growth and development to social work practice and explore the influences of early life experiences in later life. It supports students to critically review and appraise the impact of diversity, differences and structural inequalities on people over the life course, focusing particularly on key transitional processes from birth to late adulthood.

Community project (30 credits)
This module equips students with an understanding of the social problems they may encounter in their practice placements in years two and three of the programme. It offers students the opportunity to develop a range of direct skills through active enquiry, synthesis and evaluation of information about the socio economic and political realities in their chosen community. You will be encouraged to be creative by using innovative approaches to enhance your understanding of issues important to contemporary social work practice.

Preparation for professional practice: Foundation knowledge and skills (30 credits)
This module gives an overview of the purpose, complexity and breadth of social work knowledge and practice from three perspectives: service users/carers, professional colleagues and the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as the statutory regulator. It provides students with a foundation level of knowledge and skills, enabling students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to demonstrate readiness for practice. This includes an introduction to: safeguarding, legislation, social work theory, assessment and intervention models and organisational contexts. It supports students in developing an understanding of diversity and equality in social work practice and the integration of social work values in working with disadvantage, poverty and sustainability. Students will explore the interface between one's own values and those of the profession.

Preparation for professional practice: Professional development and communication (30 credits)
This module develops communication skills relevant for professional practice and promotes the student's potential for lifelong learning at the beginning of their career as a social worker by introducing the Professional Capabilities Framework and the concept of personal development planning.

Year 2

Law for social workers (30 credits)
This module provides students with an understanding of the structure, organisation and processes of the English legal system including comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all four major areas of law for social work practice (children and families, mental health, community care and youth justice). Students will begin to learn how to differentiate and begin to work with absolute, qualified and competing rights, and the differing needs and perspectives that arise during social work assessment and interventions alongside their first practice learning placement. They will also gain skills in understanding how to use the law positively and effectively and in selecting relevant aspects of the legislation to practice situations whilst promoting people's rights and begin to identify some of the ethical dilemmas that inevitably arise with legal interventions

Social work theories, interventions and practice (30 credits)
This module enables students to explore the nature of social work knowledge, critically analysing contemporary practice theories and their interrelationships to social work assessment and intervention. It supports students in further developing their practice skills and intervention techniques, and assists students in developing insightful, exploratory and creative practice approaches. It also supports students to enhance and develop their direct communication skills and begin to apply professional ethical standards and values, incorporating service user/carer perspectives.

Initial professional practice placement 70 days (30 credits)
Students complete 70 days direct experience of practice in an agency setting under the supervision of a Practice Educator. By the end of the first placement, students will be able to evidence effective use of knowledge, skills and commitment to core values in social work in predominantly less complex situations, with supervision and support. They will have demonstrated their ability to work with people and situations where there may not be simple clear cut solutions.

Approaches to health and social care research (30 credits)
This interprofessional module introduces students of health and social care related subjects to the process of health and social care research. It is a professional requirement for those working in health and social care related disciplines to underpin their knowledge with research and evidence based practice. Professionals need to be able to access research findings, and through an understanding of the research process and methodology, be able to critique research and apply this knowledge to practice.

Year 3

Final professional practice placement 100 days (30 credits)
This enables students to meet the PCF final placement level domains and the HCPC standards of proficiency through completing 100 days direct experience of practice in an agency setting under the supervision of a Practice Educator. By the end of the last placement and at the completion of qualifying programmes newly qualified social workers should have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and values to work with a range of user groups, and demonstrate the ability to undertake a range of tasks at a foundation level, demonstrating the capacity to work with more complex situations and in working with resistant service users within a statutory framework.

Social work knowledge: application and critique (30 credits)
This module enables students to explore the nature of social work knowledge, critically analysing contemporary practice theories and their interrelationships to social work assessment and intervention. It supports students in further developing their practice skills and intervention techniques. It assists students in developing insightful, exploratory and creative practice approaches. It facilitates students' exploration of ethical models of decision making and relate these ideas to the enhancement of their own ethical social work practice.

Specialist knowledge for professional practice (social work with adults) (60 credits)
This module enables students to develop advanced in depth knowledge and practice skill through a variety of different theoretical and practice perspectives underpinned by casework examples and research findings. Students develop holistic approaches to working with adults through examining a wide range of service delivery contexts and addressing transitions that need to be considered when service users and their families/carers receive support from more than one agency, or move from one service to another. Students examine interdisciplinary approaches across a diverse range of models of service delivery and legislative frameworks, and scrutinise key policy and specialist practice issues with a strong focus on statutory roles, duties and responsibilities around safeguarding. Students develop expertise in a practice theme as a subject for systematic review, research and evaluation via the research dissertation.

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Specialist knowledge for professional practice (child and family social work) (60 credits)
This module enables students to develop advanced in depth knowledge and practice skill through a variety of different theoretical and practice perspectives underpinned by casework examples and research findings. Students develop holistic approaches to working with children and families through examining a wide range of service delivery contexts and addressing transitions that need to be considered when service users and their families/carers receive support from more than one agency, or move from one service to another. Students examine interdisciplinary approaches; scrutinise key policy and specialist practice issues with a strong focus on statutory roles, duties and responsibilities regarding child safeguarding and parenting capacity. Students develop expertise in a child and family practice theme selected by the student as a subject for systematic review, research and evaluation via the research dissertation.

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£11,500 per year