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Degree Apprenticeship BSc (Hons) Social Worker Social Worker

Information for employers

Equip new and existing talent with our fast-track Social Worker Integrated Degree Apprenticeship: a cost-effective way to develop social workers for your authority.

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Developing social workers of the future

Backed by Social Work England, the Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship supports the development of social work skills across a wide range of settings, including services for adults, children and families, and mental health. Your authority will have the opportunity to develop your Social Work provision by supporting the progression and retention of existing employees or attracting new recruits to expanding social work teams.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

The apprenticeship is ideal for new and existing social care support staff who have the potential to take on greater challenges and responsibility as qualified social workers.

Industry recognised professional accreditation

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Approved by SWE

Our programme is aligned to both the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Apprenticeship Standard, and to the Professional Standards of Proficiency with Social Work England. It supports the development of social work skills across a wide range of settings, including services for adults, children and families, and mental health.

Delivered by experts, blending online and face-to-face learning

The course combines online learning and activities from sector specialists and practitioners, with a series of face-to-face workshops from our academic team. This blend of online and face-to-face learning fosters a collaborative and supportive programme, augmented by online discussions, student blogs and critical reflection and analysis under the guidance of experienced tutors. 20% of their learning will be classed as ‘off the job’, which means that they'll be learning during normal working hours either in their place of work or outside – but not part of their normal working duties.

What are the entry requirements? 

As an employer your authority sets out the person specifications for the role, but the apprentice will need to meet our entry requirements to be accepted onto the course. You can view the full entry requirements on our apprentice course page.

Our team of dedicated consultants can talk you through the detail.

Visit the apprentice course page for full course details

Helping you find the right apprentice

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Recruitment support

Our dedicated apprenticeship team is on hand to help you attract the best candidates for your organisation. We can help with:

  • Crafting job advertisements
  • Promoting your vacancy to our registered and targeted candidate mailing list
  • Adding your vacancy to the National Apprenticeship Service ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ on your behalf
  • Sharing opportunities across our social media channels.

Our consultants will also be happy to support you in determining the suitability of the candidates you receive.

Next steps

If you'd like to know more about the apprenticeship, have a current employee in mind or are thinking of recruiting an apprentice for your business, our designated team of experts are here to support you at every step. Get in touch today.