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Social Work at Yeovil College University Centre (BSc Hons)

Prepare to make a key difference to peoples’ lives on this University of Gloucestershire degree, taught at Yeovil College University Centre in Somerset.

​​​​​​Please note: BSc (Hons) Social Work​ is also available to study at the University of Gloucestershire's Francis Close Hall Campus in Cheltenham.

​This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in social work, supporting people through difficult times. This includes safeguarding, care and crisis intervention, to help bring about positive change in circumstances and wellbeing.

Delivered at Yeovil College University Centre, this course is pending Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approval. Once approved, this will enable graduates to apply for HCPC registration as a Social Worker.

It also benefits from strong links with Somerset County Council, ​which is providing a fantastic incentive offer* to students beginning their studies during 2019 – guaranteeing a job interview for a Social Work post to all those who successfully graduate. Those who gain employment through this incentive scheme will even benefit from monthly £50 incentive payments from Somerset County Council, designed to assist with the repayment of student debt, during the first 5 years of employment.

The programme covers the range of social work specialities: children, families and young people; adults; conflict in communities; mental health and social work law. As well as being taught by social work experts, you'll learn by working with children, families, adults and vulnerable people. You'll gain real experience by shadowing social workers and undertaking placements – meaning you'll help to change lives even during the course of your study. Working with organisations such as statutory social work teams, substance misuse charities, homeless hostels and children's centres, you'll draw on the knowledge of experienced practitioners in the field. There are even opportunities to visit court hearings to see social work law is applied and contested.

*Please see the Somers​et County Council incentive offer terms and conditions for further details. The incentive offer is funded and administered by Somerset County Council.

Study style

Learning is interactive with lots of group work, discussion and debate, role plays and case study projects. We have a supportive social work learning community which includes students, staff, service users, carers and practitioners.

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry*

104 tariff points

Typical offers

BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-timeL502


  • Social worker

Industry links

Supported professional practice is a core part of the course and students can undertake work placements and shadowing experiences within the Somerset area. We have strong connections with the third sector, including Somerset County Council who are key employers of social workers locally.​


Taught at Yeovil College University Centre

You’ll learn in the highly supportive environment of Yeovil College University Centre, based in the centre of the historic and picturesque town of Yeovil in south Somerset. You’ll also still benefit from being a University of Gloucestershire student, with access to a range of University facilities and services to help you succeed.

Further information on Yeovil College University Centre can be found here.

Somerset County Council Graduate Incentive Offer 2019


Somerset County Council Graduate Incentive Offer 2019

The course has strong connections with the local authority, giving students the chance to benefit from shadowing and placement experiences, as well as potential future career opportunities through their graduate incentive offer*. This offer guarantees 2019 course entrants a job interview for a Social Work post with Somerset County Council on graduation, and offers some extra help with repaying student debt for those who gain employment through the scheme.

*Please see the Somerset County Council incentive offer​ terms and conditions for further details.


Pending HCPC Approval

BSc (Hons) Social Work (Yeovil) is subject to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approval. Approval will allow successful graduates of the course to be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC.