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Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship


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Start date(s)

3 years

City Campus

UK students can apply

Entry requirements

Relevant work experience at Care Assessor level within the Local Authority.

Plus minimum of

Mathematics and English at GCSE Grade 4 or C or Level 2 equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The occupational health screening

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an online occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment.

Occupational health screening and assessment will consider the students’ health and wellbeing and their fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness.

This screening process complies with Public Health England requirements for the protection of the public and students and staff working in health and social care.

All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance.

The University is obliged to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities to enable them to fulfill the required competencies of the programme. Candidates who are concerned about health issues are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All places are also offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB check) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups.

Learning and assessment

We make it clear from the beginning that you are an equal partner during your learning journey as an apprentice on this course. You'll be encouraged to help shape the curriculum based on your learning needs and lived experiences.

Learning will take place in a number of different formats. Some days you’ll be in face-to-face interactive workshops and seminars. At other times you will take part in online learning activities and tutorials, sometimes as an individual, as well as in small groups.

Our ‘flipped learning’ approach means that you’ll be given guided reading and research tasks ahead of in-class discussions. Our virtual learning environment will support you further with discussion boards, forums, polls, quizzes, and numerous online resources.

You will also undertake two placements, in your second and final years, which are part of the on-the-job training part of the programme.

Assessments for placements include providing evidence for ‘fitness to practice’ at the next stage of the degree. Other ways that you’ll be assessed include essays, individual and group presentations, video and taped practice submissions and virtual learning exercises.

When submitting parts of your Readiness to Practice assessment, you'll be supported to work within a format that reflects your own learning style, as long as you can show that you're meeting the learning outcomes and apprenticeship standards.

View the official programme specification document (PDF) for this course.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.