We offer hands-on practical skill development sessions on top of your academic modules.
These sessions prepare you for your first placement, providing structured opportunities to practice key skills and to develop your understanding of the social work role, without the immediate pressure of assessment, and without the need to be in a social worker role with service users and carers.
We also provide opportunities later in the course to develop more advanced skills.
In years two and three you will undertake two assessed practice placements in contrasting settings, one of which must include statutory tasks.
The first will run for 70 days in year one and the second for 100 days in year two.
You will need to be prepared to travel to practice placements within a 30-mile radius of the University of Bradford, and many placement providers will expect students to possess a full UK driving licence.
Learning and assessment
We recognise that students all learn in different ways and our teaching and assessment methods reflect this.
Teaching is delivered through lectures, seminars, and tutorials.
You will be allocated a personal academic tutor who will support you in your studies. Assessment methods include academic essays, group presentations, poster presentations and portfolios.
In addition to your academic studies, the Division of Social Work and Social Care has a strong history of supporting our students to develop their employability skills.
The JB Priestley Library has excellent resources for research. Student Central and the Richmond Atrium have cafes, bookshops and meeting spaces.
Students also have access to the Communal area of the ground floor of Pemberton building and can also book meeting rooms in the Library for collaborative learning and groupwork.