• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Applied Social Work with Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby paves the way for you to register and practise as a qualified social worker, reaching out to help people from many different backgrounds to assess and tackle their problems. Achieve your ambitions by studying on this four-year course which includes a foundation year.

  • A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions
  • Build a dynamic portfolio of skills and theories to work with your clients in a variety of settings
  • Be inspired by our experienced, enthusiastic academic team who put teaching first and are dedicated to your success
  • The Foundation Year course leads on to the full Applied Social Work degree that is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) allowing you to practise as a qualified social worker, as long as you meet the HCPC’s requirements.

Careers

There is a growing demand for qualified social workers who can excel in a variety of fields, so this course opens doors to an exciting and diverse range of career opportunities.

Graduates from BA (hons) Applied Social Work have gone into child protection, mental health, disability and youth justice or working with vulnerable or older adults. You could work in settings such as hospitals, day centres, social services, residential centres, schools and the voluntary sector.

Once you are a qualified social worker, you'll be expected to continue your professional development so you can keep up to date with current trends in the sector. You could also choose to specialise in particular areas of practice once you have qualified.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Study Skills
  • Arts and Health
  • Communication Skills
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Fundamentals of Public Health
  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Social Work Law and Policy
  • Communication Skills
  • Attitudes and Values
  • Preparation for Practice Learning
  • Applied Sociology
  • Assessing Risk Need and Vulnerability 
  • Research Methods for Practice
  • Mental Health
  • Practice Learning 
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Substance Use

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 80 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - MMP
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 0 Merit: 30 Pass: 15

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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International : N/A

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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