What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers35%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Our Social Work BA (Hons) aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values appropriate for work in a variety of social work settings. 100% of students go on to work or study within 6 months of finishing the course (Unistats, 2017). This course promotes an approach to learning that actively engages you with key issues and themes in Social Work practice. Teachings methods include group work, role play, individual skills development, enquiry based learning, seminars and lectures. Competent practice is essential for the award and you will undertake 200 days of practice learning (placement and skills for practice) during the programme. Through strong partnerships between the university and employer providers, you will be matched to a specific service. All placement providers are quality assured by the University. A NHS Social Work bursary is available to support successful applicants during the course of their study. Information can be found on the NHS website. By the end of the course you will have been assessed against the Standards of Proficiency for Social Work and the Professional Capabilities Framework and will be able to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration. Employment prospects for Social Work graduates are excellent and you will be able to pursue social work careers across the country. Successful graduates can apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration, please note that you are only eligible for this if you graduate with a BA (Hons) Social Work degree. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that: Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information.
STAGE 1: • Social Policy for Social Workers (compulsory) • Skills for Practice (compulsory) • Understanding Human Behaviour 1 (compulsory) • Law for Social Workers (compulsory) • Social Work Theories and Models (compulsory) • Academic Literacy – Thinking and Reasoning (compulsory) • Understanding Human Behaviour 2 (compulsory) STAGE 2: • Gendering Social Work (compulsory) • Research for Social Workers (compulsory) • Emancipatory Social Work Practice (compulsory) • Direct Work with Service Users 1 and 2 (compulsory) • 70 Day Practice Placement (compulsory) STAGE 3: • Dissertation (compulsory) • Managing the Professional Social Work Task (compulsory) • 100 Day Practice Placement (compulsory) Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently. We know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you.
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