Modules are delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops and work-based learning opportunities. We use a variety of teaching methods to help you develop the professional knowledge and practical skills required to become a qualified social worker, including the use of audio-visual technology, role-play, and information communication technology.
Across the programme you will have input from service users who are experts by experience, they will assist your learning through providing valuable insight into their lived experience.
During year one, you will shadow a social worker and observe their practice. In subsequent years, university-based learning during the first semester is followed by full-time work experience in a social work-related setting. This is 70 days in year two, and 80 days in year three. Class sizes vary between 30 to 50 students, with seminars held with 10 to 15 students at a time.