Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Once you graduate, you can apply to register with the HCPC to start work as a qualified social worker.

– You’ll use our award-winning Practice Learning Suite, with simulated interactions with service users (on doorsteps, in living rooms, in reception areas and interview spaces).

– This course received 100 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).

**About this course**

You’ll be expertly prepared for social work practice with placements in field, residential, day care, hospital, prison and service user-run settings.

Placements will be supported by studies of assessment, intervention, evaluation, safeguarding, evidence-based practice, research and law. You’ll also gain a foundation in ethics, diversity, psychology, sociology, social policy and law for social work practice.

You’ll study best practice with adults and children, engaging with areas such as mental health, disability, adoption and fostering, substance misuse, children in conflict with the law, and domestic violence. You’ll choose a specialist practice area to explore in depth.

Teaching and learning opportunities are varied and stimulating. They include field visits, classroom discussion of case studies and film clips as well as lectures and seminars led by experienced social workers, service users and academics.

Our Practice Learning Suite enables simulated interactions with service users (on doorsteps, in living rooms, in reception areas and interview spaces). Recording facilities enable you to observe and reflect on your practice. Teaching also comprises lectures, problem-solving approaches and small group sessions for learning support.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1

- Readiness for Direct Practice

- Human Development, Relationships and Social Contexts

- Working with Ethics and Diversity in Social Work Practice

- The Practice Context: Law and Social Policy for Social Work

Year 2

- First Practice Placement

- Practice Skills and Methods: Assessment and Intervention

- Knowledge for Practice 1

- Knowledge for Practice 2

Year 3

- Final Practice Placement

- Contemporary Social Work Practice

- Research in Practice Study

- Critical Analysis of Practice

Start Date:

14/09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees