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Social Work

UCAS Code: L500 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Social Work at Liverpool Hope.

HCPC LogoLiverpool Hope’s highly successful Social Work programme is run in partnership with Liverpool Personal Services Society (PSS), a large Liverpool-based voluntary sector organisation. The BA course is nationally recognised and validated and leads to eligibility to register with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) as a professional social worker. As well as attending lectures and seminars, you will also have the opportunity to undertake 200 days of practice learning opportunities.

Why choose this subject?

  • 97% of students were satisfied with learning resources and 95% were satisfied overall with BA Social Work (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Working with you, we aim to develop reflective, autonomous and responsible social work practitioners who are able to work with a range of service user groups.
  • Alongside developing the knowledge, skills and values required for competence as a social worker, we will support you to develop a total commitment to anti-oppressive practice and social justice in all aspects of your training – academic and practice learning.
  • The programme has a close working relationship with Liverpool Personal Services Society (PSS) enabling us to produce a distinctive, high-quality course which will ultimately serve the community of Merseyside and social care in general.
  • To enable us to produce practitioners who will demonstrate a high level of competence in all areas of practice we offer placements in the UK and beyond. Our students have been able to take advantage of placements in India, the USA and Europe. In addition we have been able to offer our students optional extra trips to the Palestinian West Bank.
  • We have a dedicated Placement Coordinator who takes responsibility for choosing and developing placements.
  • Ranked 12th in the UK for their research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit’s research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading.(Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Social Work at Liverpool Hope in our Social Work Subject Guides.

Social Work Subject Guide 2016

Social Work Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below. 

Social Work

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include disciplines relevant to achieving professional capability in Social Work practice. The programme, over the three years, is themed in the following ways: FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL WORK, EXPLORATIONS IN SOCIAL WORK and ADVANCED STUDIES IN SOCIAL WORK.

Level 1

You will study Social policy, Sociology and Social Work practice. This will include the study of values and ethics; skills, the knowledge and legislative bases for intervention; the nature of service user involvement and the relevance of Human growth and development over the life course.

Level 2

You will study Social Work law, Research and Critical thinking and Social Work theory and methods.

Level 3

You will study Contemporary issues in Social Work practice, Professionalism, Partnership and Empowerment in Social Work.  Further you will participate in Advanced Seminars where the content will be directed by specific research interests of the programme team. As students you will then have the opportunity to take your own ideas forward in the production of research papers and posters.

At each level of the course, you will also undertake practice placements. The placement duration currently is 30 days in the first year for preparation for practice (Readiness to Practice), 70 days in the second year and 100 days in final year. Currently, the placements in the last two years of the programme begin in January and May, respectively.

The programme content is delivered through lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. You will also be required to attend departmental research seminars during the academic period in the university, and recall days during practice learning placements.

We use a variety of methods to assess your learning; reflecting on the fact that we all learn in different ways. These include some written examinations, essays, reports, short papers, project work, individual and group presentations and a ‘practice dissertation’ in your final year. All the placements are assessed using a portfolio of gathered evidence. In all your assessments we require you as developing social workers to demonstrate the relevance of anti-oppressive practice and social justice in the practice of Social Work and social care.

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Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Closed

Students who are interested in Social Work may be interested in studying Social Policy.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition applicants require a GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system). Offers will be subject to a successful interview. Applicants should be aware that this professional qualification can be greatly oversubscribed. Offers will be subject to a satisfactory Health Check Statement and application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB). 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Social Work is available as a BA Single Honours programme, UCAS code L500.

Employability

Graduates are registered as professional social workers and have access to all jobs that require a professional qualification, working, for example, in child protection, adult social care and mental health. You will also be suitably qualified for a range of jobs working with social care and social service user groups, such as people with learning disabilities, people with drug and alcohol addictions, people with dementia, young offenders and a range of community-based projects.

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Social Work at Liverpool Hope.

HCPC LogoLiverpool Hope’s highly successful Social Work programme is run in partnership with Liverpool Personal Services Society (PSS), a large Liverpool-based voluntary sector organisation. The BA course is nationally recognised and validated and leads to eligibility to register with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) as a professional social worker. As well as attending lectures and seminars, you will also have the opportunity to undertake 200 days of practice learning opportunities.

Why choose this subject?

  • 97% of students were satisfied with learning resources and 95% were satisfied overall with BA Social Work (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Working with you, we aim to develop reflective, autonomous and responsible social work practitioners who are able to work with a range of service user groups.
  • Alongside developing the knowledge, skills and values required for competence as a social worker, we will support you to develop a total commitment to anti-oppressive practice and social justice in all aspects of your training – academic and practice learning.
  • The programme has a close working relationship with Liverpool Personal Services Society (PSS) enabling us to produce a distinctive, high-quality course which will ultimately serve the community of Merseyside and social care in general.
  • To enable us to produce practitioners who will demonstrate a high level of competence in all areas of practice we offer placements in the UK and beyond. Our students have been able to take advantage of placements in India, the USA and Europe. In addition we have been able to offer our students optional extra trips to the Palestinian West Bank.
  • We have a dedicated Placement Coordinator who takes responsibility for choosing and developing placements.
  • Ranked 12th in the UK for their research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit’s research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading.(Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Social Work at Liverpool Hope in our Social Work Subject Guides.

Social Work Subject Guide 2016

Social Work Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below. 

Social Work

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include disciplines relevant to achieving professional capability in Social Work practice. The programme, over the three years, is themed in the following ways: FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL WORK, EXPLORATIONS IN SOCIAL WORK and ADVANCED STUDIES IN SOCIAL WORK.

Level 1

You will study Social policy, Sociology and Social Work practice. This will include the study of values and ethics; skills, the knowledge and legislative bases for intervention; the nature of service user involvement and the relevance of Human growth and development over the life course.

Level 2

You will study Social Work law, Research and Critical thinking and Social Work theory and methods.

Level 3

You will study Contemporary issues in Social Work practice, Professionalism, Partnership and Empowerment in Social Work.  Further you will participate in Advanced Seminars where the content will be directed by specific research interests of the programme team. As students you will then have the opportunity to take your own ideas forward in the production of research papers and posters.

At each level of the course, you will also undertake practice placements. The placement duration currently is 30 days in the first year for preparation for practice (Readiness to Practice), 70 days in the second year and 100 days in final year. Currently, the placements in the last two years of the programme begin in January and May, respectively.

The programme content is delivered through lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. You will also be required to attend departmental research seminars during the academic period in the university, and recall days during practice learning placements.

We use a variety of methods to assess your learning; reflecting on the fact that we all learn in different ways. These include some written examinations, essays, reports, short papers, project work, individual and group presentations and a ‘practice dissertation’ in your final year. All the placements are assessed using a portfolio of gathered evidence. In all your assessments we require you as developing social workers to demonstrate the relevance of anti-oppressive practice and social justice in the practice of Social Work and social care.

You may also be interested in...

Law

Law LLB

Psychology

Social Policy

Sociology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Closed

Students who are interested in Social Work may be interested in studying Social Policy.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition applicants require a GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system). Offers will be subject to a successful interview. Applicants should be aware that this professional qualification can be greatly oversubscribed. Offers will be subject to a satisfactory Health Check Statement and application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB). 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Social Work is available as a BA Single Honours programme, UCAS code L500.

Employability

Graduates are registered as professional social workers and have access to all jobs that require a professional qualification, working, for example, in child protection, adult social care and mental health. You will also be suitably qualified for a range of jobs working with social care and social service user groups, such as people with learning disabilities, people with drug and alcohol addictions, people with dementia, young offenders and a range of community-based projects.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Philomena Harrison

Course Leader

+44 (0) 151 291 2045

harrisp@hope.ac.uk

Department: Social Work, Care and Justice

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