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Social Work

Introduction to Social Work


Course overview

This module supports you to explore what social work is and the different types of team a social worker can work within. You are introduced to some of the key themes, ideas and approaches that are central to contemporary social work practice, such as risk and ethical practice. You explore the profession’s core tasks of assessment, planning, interventions and reviews, and look atcommunication as a core skill of social work.

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Course details

What you study

Indicative Content:
What is social work?
Different types of social work role and different types of team
Some key terms in social work
The importance of law, policy and guidance to daily social work practice
Ethical practice
Exploring the profession’s core tasks of assessment, planning, interventions and reviews.
Core skills of social work: communication and reflection

How you are assessed

In-course assessment


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed.



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: To be announced early-mid April 2020

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