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Course overview You have the opportunity to work towards the BA (Hons) in Social Work by self-directed and managed learning based on a foundation of resource materials, workshops and tutorial support. The workshops give you the opportunity to discuss issues which have arisen during your research, work and placement experience and independent study and to work together on activities, exercises and themes with the aim of applying learning to practice. Additionally, you are encouraged to develop your own independent study groups. Time management, confidence and motivation are key skills for students following this mode of study. If you plan to remain in employment you are advised to have detailed discussion and clear agreement with your managers about the study and placement requirements prior to making an application. The pathway leader and admissions tutor are happy to offer advice and support with this if required. You can expect to attend weekly workshops from 10:00am-4:00pm during each trimester when not in placement. However, attendance at workshops and learning groups represents only a small proportion of the time you will need to invest in learning on this course. Practice placements are individually negotiated, but normally a minimum of three consecutive days per week is needed in order to meet the requirements within the available time-scale. Therefore, in years three and four the time commitment is likely to be four days weekly. MODULE GUIDE Core modules Ethics & Values Sociological & Psychological Perspectives in Human Development The Legal Context of Social Work Observational Placement Social Work Practice & Theories Research in Health & Social Care Poverty, Social Exclusion & Social Work Social Work with Adults Principles and Skills of Social Work Practice placement Context and Practices of Social Work Social Work with Children & Families Working with Groups & Communities Social Work Assessment & Intervention Social Work Power & Responsibility Dissertation Assessment Each module is separately assessed and must be passed in order to progress. A variety of assessment methods are used, including assignments, presentations, learning journals, portfolios, 'patchwork texts' and poster design. There is a written open book examination for the Legal Context of Social Work module. Practice curriculum modules are also assessed by the practice teacher, who determines the level at which the student is performing the specified competencies in practice. Dedication : part-time.

Course overview You have the opportunity to work towards the BA (Hons) in Social Work by self-directed and managed learning based on a foundation of resource materials, workshops and tutorial support. The workshops give you the opportunity to discuss issues which have arisen during your research, work and placement experience and independent study and to work together on activities, exercises and...

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