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.
Yeovil College University Centre, the course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This enables 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 five 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
Somerset County Council incentive offer terms and conditions for further details. The incentive offer is funded and administered by Somerset County Council.
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.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.
|Tariff information for 2019 entry*|
|104 tariff points|
BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total
2019 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 complete our enquiry form.|
|International Students: Please see the full details of
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|
See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
|UCAS codes available for this subject|||
|BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-time||L502|
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.