31st October 2002




The University of Lincoln has been named as one of the first UK universities to be accredited to teach the new degree in Social Work.


An announcement made yesterday (Wednesday) by the General Social Care Council named the 19 universities which now have the authority to award the new professional degree in Social Work.


The new degree entails a longer period of placement for students – 200 days over three years rather than 130 days – and will become the nationally recognised professional qualification for social workers from September 2003.


“Altogether around 60 British universities offer Social Work, so we are delighted that we are among the first 19 to be accredited to award the new degree,” said Malcolm Golightley, a senior lecturer in Social Work at the university’s Cottingham Road campus in Hull.


“Accreditation by the General Social Care Council is a real vote of confidence in our course and good news both for local students and for the agencies in the region who employ our graduates.”


The University of Lincoln in Hull takes around 120 students each year on its Social Work programme, about half of whom live in Hull or the Humber region.


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