What does being a social worker in the twenty-first century involve? A recent report called for social work professionals to become more autonomous and critically reflective - and these elements are at the heart of this programme. As a result, our social work graduates are skills, knowledgeable and innovative, giving them the qualities they need for successful careers.
As a social worker, you could find yourself helping parents care for their children, assissting young adults to lead independent lives or helping people with mental health problems. We're looking for candidates who have the motivation, personal qualities and commitment to meet the demands of the profession.
This is a four-year, full-time programme that's designed to allow you to qualify as a social worker. As a results, you'll become eligible for professional registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and other UK Care Councils.
There are many employment opportunities for graduates, in a number of different settings within the profession. These include local authorities (in areas like children and families teams, criminal justice, mental health and community care), as well as both the voluntary and private sectors/
Some points to consider before applying include:
- Personal statements on applications should be well written, provide adequate detail regarding your understanding of and motivation to study social work specifically.
- Candidates must have experience in social care/social work. There is no minimum requirement for experience and it can be voluntary or paid work. For school leavers this could include involvement in a buddying or mentoring scheme. Befriending work within a voluntary or paid capacity is acceptable for all applicants. HNC placement on it's own is not sufficient.
Year 1: Foundation for social work practice.
Year 2: Context of social work practice.
Year 3: Frameworks for social work practice.
Year 4: Readiness for practice.
Work placement: Students will undertake a total of three practice placements during the four year programme. The first is an observational placement in Year 1 of the programme. In Year 3 the student will undertake a 65 day practice placement and in Year 4 a 90 day placement.
Assessment: A variety of assessment methods are used including written assignments group presentations and a written practice portfolio.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
Higher: BBCC, A Level: CCC, ILC: BBBB (B3).
Essential subjects: English at B (Higher)/B2 (ILC-H), Mathematics (S Grade 2/Int 2/GCSE C).
Recommended subjects: Modern Studies, History, Geography (Higher/A Level/ILC), English (A Level).
FE college students: Contact us or visit www.gcu.ac.uk/study for a copy of our College Student Supplement.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.
Graduates of this programme will be eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council as qualifed Social Workers.