27th May 2005
CHANCE TO STUDY SOCIAL
enjoy working with people and are looking for a career change then the
has taught Social Work in
students and agencies with an interest in social care are being invited to a
launch event on Wednesday 15th June at the university’s
“People come to social work from completely diverse backgrounds,” says lecturer Barbara Cobbold, who has been co-ordinating the development of the new course.
“Our ideal students will have some sort of idea of what social care is about and an ability to work with people. People who enrol on social work courses are often more mature as they have more life experience and are keen to use their knowledge to help others.”
difference between the new degree and the old one is the amount of time
students spend in practice placements – students at
“Students study contemporary social issues,” Barbara explains. “They get the theoretical input at the university and then in their second and third years, under the supervision of an assessor, they work in the practice and come out with a portfolio of evidence to show how their practice is improving.”
Graduates typically find work in the statutory, voluntary or non-statutory sector – they might work in schools or for Government agencies like Sure Start, or they might work for a charity such as Age Concern.
“Our course has an excellent reputation nationally and over 90 per cent of our graduates are employed within six months in some kind of relevant job.”
Students who enrol on the course are eligible for a bursary of up to £5,000 per year from the General Social Care Council to cover tuition fees and travel expenses.
For more details about the course or about the launch event on 15th June contact Barbara Cobbold on 01482 311236.
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