Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to:

  • have some experience of working with vulnerable people in a caring role and an understanding of how this relates to social work practice;
  • hold a 2:1 degree classification in any subject; however, if you meet criteria 1 and 2, but have a 2:2, plus a postgraduate qualification or extensive experience, you may be considered.

Additional professional entry requirements are listed below:

  • You are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) for regulated activity.
  • We are required by the HCPC to consider your potential health needs and the possible impact on fitness to practise.
  • We therefore encourage you to complete a health and wellbeing self-declaration form at the interview, relating to health conditions that will affect your practice.
  • You must demonstrate your suitability for social work training, ie your potential to meet the required HCPC ‘Standards of Proficiencies’ by the end of your training, and possess the appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to be a social worker.
  • You will need to outline on your application form, and during interview, the knowledge, skills, insight and experience you have gained through related work experience and personal life experiences.
  • You must demonstrate that you can understand and make use of written material and be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English. These requirements will be assessed through a written test and individual interviews.

Months of entry


Course content

Delivered jointly with the University of East London, this programme offers students the opportunity to study for a professional qualification in Social Work, which, upon successful completion, leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

The programme equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to practise as reflective, capable, and effective social workers. Developed in collaboration with local employers, the programme reflects the priorities and needs of contemporary social work practice. This programme is validated by the Health Care Professions Council, the regulatory body for social work, and endorsed by the College of Social Work.

This course is ideal if you are a graduate committed to a future career in social work. You must have a first degree or at least an upper second (in any subject), have some experience of working within relevant settings and meet the specific admissions requirements for the programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We are happy offer a range of ways to pay your fees, as well as some funding for specific courses.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Katie Oliver
+44 (0)20 8938 2213 / 2214