How can I become a Social Worker?

How can I become a Social Worker?

One global definition of the Social Work Profession is as follows
“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversity are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance well-being. The above definition may be amplified at national and/or regional levels.”

A Day in the Life of a Social Worker

What qualifications do I need to get onto a social work course?

You must have the equivalent of GCSE English Language and Mathematics at level 2.

How long does it take to train?

On average, it takes between 15 and 33 months

Entry methods

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