Unlock the door to a rewarding career working with vulnerable adults and children. Gain a BA (Hons) Social Worker Integrated degree while you work, with fees funded by your employer and the Government.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
Our programme will support the development of your social work skills across a wide range of settings, and equip you to work with professionals from other organisations, such as the police, healthcare organisations, schools and probation services.
As an apprentice you will study alongside work, putting your learning into practice immediately for the positive benefit of service users. Practice Learning is integral to the programme, achieved by the academic and practice components running in parallel to each other, enhanced by the involvement of practitioners, service users and employers.
Social work is the career to pursue if you enjoy empowering people to make positive changes. I often receive positive feedback from families sharing how supportive I have been which affirms the work you do is making positive changes to people’s lives.
The Apprenticeship will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to practice as a social worker. You will be skilled in case management and able to work safely within the law.
The social work profession offers a wide range of job opportunities and increasingly involves working with colleagues from other disciplines. Services our graduates work in include adoption, fostering, child protection, adult safeguarding and youth offenders. Places of work could be county or city councils, family centres, learning disability charities, YMCA and many more.
In addition to the on-programme assessments for each module as detailed above, the End Point Assessment must be undertaken to complete the Apprenticeship. The EPA consists of four distinct assessment methods grouped within two strands, which form the final two 30-credit modules: Strand 1 and Strand 2.
Strand 1: Case Study, for which the assessment will consist of:
Strand 2: Scenario Exercise, for which the assessment will consist of:
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Study at a time that suits you, using our learning management system.
In addition to the personal specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the BA (Hons) Social Work Course. If you have any questions about these entry requirements, please speak to your employer first.
You are required to provide evidence of these requirements on submission of your application to be invited to interview:
*Applicants with extensive relevant practical experience will be considered for entry onto the pathway, subject to employer agreement. You will be required to provide one reference to identify your attitude to study and learning.
Studying during COVID-19
Due to national restrictions all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses. Visit our restrictions page for details.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic the majority of our apprenticeship courses are being delivered online only using our established online learning systems. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment for those that are on campus.
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