here aren’t many careers or degree courses that make you feel like you’re giving back to society in the way Social Work can.
Social Work is much more than ‘helping people’. At its best it saves lives, protects vulnerable people from harm and enhances the life chances of those in social need. This course engages the head, the heart and the hands because theoretical knowledge, practical experience and human compassion are all essential requisites of an effective social worker.
Coventry has been educating social workers for over 50 years. Professionally accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), on completion, you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC to register as a social worker.
95% overall satisfaction - National Student Survey 2018.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course is designed to develop your professional skills and knowledge so that you may achieve a recognised HCPC professional social work qualification. The curriculum centres on the Professional Capabilities of Social Work framework currently held by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) of: professionalism; values and ethics; diversity; rights, justice and economic wellbeing; knowledge; critical reflection and analysis; intervention and skills; and contexts and organisations.
You will study a range of academic topics ranging from Child Care and Adult Law, Safeguarding Vulnerable People, Social Work Theory and Methods, Human Growth and Development and Readiness to Practice Skills. These are not ‘dry’ topics, but are all designed to help you better understand people’s needs and life journeys and to equip you with the underpinning knowledge for practice.
The course is grounded in practice so that you experience first-hand the contemporary challenges and rapidly changing patterns of social work provision. You will undertake two separate and assessed practice placements, one of 70 days and one of 100. Supervised and supported by a qualified social worker and team members, you will begin to apply theory to practice, undertake direct work with service users and evidence the capabilities required by completion of the degree. Placements potentially cover the whole life cycle from children to elders and a range of service user groups.
Successful completion of your course of study with us leads to your eligibility to seek registration with the HCPC in England with the protected title of ‘Social Worker’.
Career prospects in social work continue to be good and, as a graduate, you can seek employment locally, regionally and nationally in local authorities, voluntary agencies, housing associations, education, charities and private and voluntary organisations. Fields of practice are broad and include children and families, youth offending, mental health, learning disabilities and older adults.
The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ own Employability and Placements Unit can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
95% overall student satisfaction for the quality of this course.
Where our graduates work
Recent graduates have gained employment with organisations such as Age Concern, Coventry Aquarius, Alcohol Action, Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council, Coventry NSPCC, Birmingham Sweet Project, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Birmingham City Council, and Sunbeam Fostering Agency Ltd. Coventry.
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