Glyndwr University

BA (Hons) Social Work

Why choose this course?

Social work is a challenging, rewarding and diverse profession which offers opportunities across a wide range of specialisms. This programme prepares you for the demands of the role by offering a balance of theoretical, practical and practice experience.

The programme: 

  • Incorporates a minimum of 200 days experience across the three years of the programme on practice learning opportunities, working with a variety of services and agencies, in order to develop their knowledge, skills and values in practice settings. These learning opportunities take place within our partnerships with Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire Local Authorities.

Key course features

  • Supportive learning environment
  • Close links with local authorities learning opportunity providers
  • On graduating you will be eligible for registration with any of the UK’s four Regulatory Bodies for Social Work
  • Varied employment opportunities on graduation
  • Course delivery by academics from a range of backgrounds with varied professional experiences and interests.

Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent. You must be fluent in written and spoken English or Welsh and possess qualifications in English/Welsh (First Language) and Maths - at least grade C/4 at GCSE or an equivalent level 2 qualification.


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

  • Our Careers & Employability Service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
  • Many roles are available to qualified social workers, in statutory teams (typically within Local Authorities or organisations such as Health Boards), and in the third sector. 

Course Details


The primary focus of this year is the development of academic and professional practice. This is done through a combination of academic study and 20 day practice learning opportunity.


  • Entering the Profession -Developing Practitioner 1
  • Foundational Social Work Skills –Skills for Practice 1
  • Applied ICT for Social Work -Informational Analysis 1
  • Introduction to Social Policy and Poverty – Frameworks 1
  • Learning Together – Completing the Circle of Partnership 1
  • The Life Course Perspective - Individuals in Context 1
  • Practice Learning Opportunity


This year has a combination of exploring the theory and practice elements of the social work role and an 80-day practice learning opportunity.


  • Conflicts and Dilemmas – Completing the Circle 2
  • Law and Social work –Frameworks 2
  • Interpersonal Dispositions -Developing practitioner 2
  • Exploring Social Work Skills – Skills for Practice 2
  • Social Work in Wales -Individuals in Context 2
  • Research for Social Work Practice -Informational Analysis 2
  • Practice Learning Opportunity


The final year is focused on drawing together the different aspects of the theory and practice together, and for the students to then undertake a 100-day practice learning opportunity.


  • Integrating Social Work Skills - Skills for Practice 3
  • Dissertation –Informational Analysis 3
  • Responsible and Accountable Professionalism – Developing Practitioner 3
  • The Creative Practitioner – Completing the Circle 3
  • Safeguarding in Context –Frameworks 3
  • Practice Learning Opportunity
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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