Social Work with Foundation Year – BSc (Hons) *
Attendance Full Time (1 year foundation followed by 3 year degree)
Do you have an interest in working with vulnerable children, families and adults and want to make a difference to society? If so, then this Social Work degree with a foundation year might be suitable for you.
As one of the largest providers of social workers in the UK, our Social Work BSc (Hons) degree is approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and is well known for producing excellent practitioners capable of operating in local authority, voluntary or private settings.
Tailor your Society, Childhood and Education Degree
When you successfully complete your Foundation Year, you will be able to progress onto a range of Undergraduate courses at the Birmingham City School of Education and Social Work. These include:
- BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
- BA (Hons) Education Studies
- BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS
- BSc (Hons) Social Work
- BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families
Why choose a foundation year course?
By studying a foundation year in Society, Childhood and Education your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.
You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses and not just one particular BSc or BA degree.
So although you are studying a BA or BSc in a specific course –BSc Social Work – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.
This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category – Society, Childhood and Education, allowing you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best.
Please note: entry requirements for degree course
Upon completion of your Foundation Year, if your chosen course is regulated by a professional body such as the National College for Teaching and Leadership, you will be required to successfully complete the University’s selection process for the specific programme which will include an interview in order to proceed onto year one of the full degree programme. Entry onto year one of the degree programme will also be subject to a satisfactory DBS and Occupational Health Assessment.
What’s covered in the course?
Our specially-designed degree is endorsed by the College of Social Work to give you the skills and knowledge needed to make a difference to people’s lives as a professional and registered social worker.
You will learn about the social work profession and the needs of the people social workers support. We link theory and practice through a combination of academic learning and on the job placement opportunities.
You will gain a first-hand insight into a wide range of issues that you will face in social work practice, such as:
- The care needs of vulnerable practice
- Domestic violence
- Substance misuse
- Mental health problems
- The abuse of vulnerable people
Through expert teaching and quality placements, you will develop a sophisticated understanding of different service user groups and the skills needed to safeguard the well-being of vulnerable people.
This social work degree course is among the most innovative of its kind, placing you where you will benefit the most – among the people and communities you will go on to support.
Why Choose Us?
- This course is endorsed by the College of Social Work
- Approved by The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
- High graduate employability rate
- We celebrate diversity and culture
- Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city
- Exciting and challenging work placements
- We will develop you to be a skilled, resilient and empowering leader
- Study in our £41 million City South Campus
- Experienced and dedicated staff team
- The course covers all aspects of social work