Bangor University: Social Work
|Institution||Bangor University View institution profile|
|Department||School of Social Sciences View department profile|
Bangor University has a long established tradition of offering social work education. The fundamental purpose of such programmes is to equip students to take up professional posts within the social work workforce. To achieve this, the 2 year programme of study includes a suite of core academic modules and a requirement of at least 200 days of assessed practice learning over the two years. The programme must satisfy the requirements of Soclal Care Wales’ ‘Framework for the Degree in Social Work in Wales’ (2012), and successful completion of the programme enables students to register as qualified professional social workers.
The modules and practice learning opportunities are designed to provide students with the required knowledge, skills and values to prepare them for practice as newly qualified social workers. They are informed by the QAA Benchmarks for Social Work (QAA 2016), and the National Occupational Standards for Social Work (Social Care Wales 2012).
To enable us to deliver a programme of this nature, we work closely with Gwynedd, Ynys Môn and Conwy local authorities, who provide placements to our students. Our partners ask that the students they host have bilingual Welsh / English skills. This requirement is in order to meet the needs of their communities and to comply with the right to a Welsh language service under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
2.2 degree classification or higher. At least 6 months (FTE) relevant social care or equivalent experience. Grade C GCSE at least or equivalent qualification in Maths and English/Welsh first language. Offers for places on the course are based on a satisfactory face-to-face interview of applicants that meet the admissions criteria.
School of Social Sciences
Established in 1966, the School of Social Sciences is a thriving centre for teaching and research in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology and Health and Social Care.
Our Masters degrees offer thorough training in the principles and practice of social research, whilst allowing students to follow their interests through a range of specialised modules. We are known for the thoroughness of our teaching and the pastoral care we provide to students.
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