Department of Social Work and Social Care

Placements for the Social Work BA

Practice learning is an important part of your degree and current Department of Health requirements specify that all students on qualifying social work courses must complete at least 200 practice learning days.

The majority of these learning days will take place during your two professional practice placements. The others will take place at the University and provide skills and knowledge updates essential for your development.

Excellent links with our placement providers ensure that we are able to offer an exciting and varied range of practice learning opportunities in both the statutory and non-statutory sectors. Support is provided by experienced practitioners and by University tutors.

Watch the following video to hear a student’s experience of the placement opportunities on the Social Work BA.

Although placements may vary from year to year, those likely to be on offer include:

Children and family placements:

duty teams, long-term teams, family centres, children's hospitals, fostering and adoption centres, child protection services, Connexions, Sure Start, child and adolescent mental health, children's disability teams

Adult/community care placements:

older people's assessment teams, hospital-based teams, Independent Living Teams, day centres, mental health teams, disability teams, homelessness and addiction services, hospice work

See the prospectus entry for the Social Work BA for more details about this course.