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Bradford College

BA (Hons) Social Work

Qualification Gained
BA (Hons) Social Work
Study Level
University, Level 6
3 years Full-time
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Lister Building


The course combines academic study with practice to give you a challenging professional qualification in Social Work.

Together with Social Services departments and Voluntary Agencies, we plan and manage your programme.

We are committed to increasing the involvement of carers and people that use the services of Social Workers in the programme planning and delivery.

This course is approved by the social work regulator, Social Work England.

As a social work student, you will be expected to register with Social Work England on successful completion of the course and adhere to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

To help inform your decision, our Student Ambassadors would be more than willing to share their experiences with you as part of the application process.

  Key Info

Some modules are studied alongside students on other Higher Education courses including Community and Youth Work routes, giving you a great opportunity to share experiences.

Other modules are specifically designed to meet the needs of Social Workers and will develop your skills in:

  • Working with Children and Families
  • People with Learning and Physical Disabilities
  • Older People
  • People with Mental Health Issues

We are committed to helping you to develop skills in effective anti-discriminatory practice.

You will be encouraged to explore your understanding of values and discrimination and will be challenged in a supportive environment to develop your skills and knowledge. We provide excellent support for you through a variety of tutorial methods, as well as in your practice placement.

Level 4:

  • Introduction to Psychology and Human Development
  • Readiness for Direct Practice 1
  • Readiness for Direct Practice 2
  • Social Work Theory and Practice
  • Equality, Empowerment and Rights
  • The Politics of Social Policy

Level 5:

  • Adult Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Law
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Adversity, Trauma and Resilience
  • Preparation for Professional Practice 1
  • Professional Practice 1
  • Social Work with Children, Young People and Families

Level 6:

  • International Social Work Practice
  • Mental Health Social Work
  • Inclusive Assessment and Decision Making
  • Preparation for Professional Practice 2
  • Professional Practice and Research
  • Risk Assessment and Professional Judgement

Entry to this course requires 120 UCAS tariff points, as well as GCSE English at a grade 4 or C. An overall Access course pass, to include a minimum of 18 points at merit level.

Entry to this course can also include:

  • An overall Access course pass, to include a minimum of 18 points at merit level.
  • IELTS level 7 in English for International students who are 2nd language speakers. This is the PSRB requirement.
  • An Enhanced DBS check is also a requirement. Additionally, you will be required to complete a health check.

Assessment includes:

  • Essays
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Examinations
  • Portfolios
  • Assessed Skills Days
  • Social Work Assessment Reports
  • Digital Story Telling
  • Role Play

The course includes placements of 70 days in Level 2 and 100 days in Level 3, which are designed to develop and challenge your practice skills, knowledge and understanding.

Placement and college work are designed to support each other.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to specialise in mental health, children and families and adult practice. You may choose to progress to further study or employment in the Social Work and Care sector.

Full-time: £9,000 per year.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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