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Social Work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to put the skills and theories you’ve learned in the classroom into real-world practise with 170 days of work placement built-in to your Social Work postgraduate degree.

You’ll benefit from our strong connections within this sector that offer high quality placement learning, networking and career opportunities. This also gives you strong professional experience that really adds value to your CV.

You’ll gain work experience within organisations that are established and well-respected within the sector as we’re located in London, home to a diverse landscape of social work settings including local authorities and healthcare providers, as well as organisations in the private and voluntary sector.

We’ll match you with appropriate social work placements within children and families, adults’ services, mental health and youth justice services. 80% of the placements carried out by our students during 2017-19 were in local authority or statutory settings.

On successful completion of the course, you’ll also be eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council* registration which is mandatory to practise social work in the UK where there is an increasing demand for social workers (Department for Education 2018). You’ll also be equipped with comprehensive pre-entry skills to work in the UK and several countries where UK social work qualifications are recognised.

* Please note that the registration awarding organisation is scheduled to change from the Health and Care Professions Council to Social Work England.

See where Social Work at Brunel can take you