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BA (Hons) Social Work
LATEST NEWS - Social Work Bursaries are available for students starting in 2013. These will be paid for the second and third years of degree programmes. For more details click here
The Department of Applied Social Science
The Department of Applied Social Science provides a lively and scholarly environment in which to study social work. It has been judged as excellent for both social work teaching and research. All staff in the Department have research interests within the areas of social work, social policy, disability studies, criminology and applied social science. You can find out more about our staff, their publications and research interests by following the research or staff links on this website.
The BA (Hons) in social work is the route into professional social work for applicants without a first degree. It is both an academic undergraduate degree and a professional qualification in social work, awarded by Lancaster University. In this degree programme we aim to help students develop into confident social workers who:
Graduates of the BA (Hons) Social Work are eligible to apply to register as social workers with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). To be eligible to apply to register with the HCPC on graduation you must be able to demonstrate that you have reached the Standards of Proficiency it has developed for social work. These are available to view here. The social work degree programmes at Lancaster University are designed to ensure that on their successful completion students will meet the Standards of Proficiency.
Students undertake a mix of taught courses within the University and two practice placements of at least 170 days within local social work agencies. Courses enable you to monitor your learning and development from entry level to the end of your training through the Professional Capabilities Framework (the PCF can be seen here). By the end of the programmeyou will be expected to have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and values to work with a range of user groups, the ability to undertake a range of tasks at a foundation level and the capacity to work with more complex situations. In addition, you should be able to work more autonomously, whilst recognising that the final decision will still rest with a supervisor and you will know how to seek appropriate support and supervision for your continuing professional development as you embark on your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).
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