Other routes into Social Work
Apprenticeships and training programmes
Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Social Worker. As a Social Worker you will work in partnership with adults, children, carers and families in a range of different settings to support and promote positive change in people’s lives in order to improve their wellbeing and independence.
Training to be a social worker is an intensive, 14-month, full-time programme.
Trainee social workers will work in a local authority, gaining hands-on practitioner experience and academic learning.
Successful trainees will be awarded a postgraduate diploma in social work once they complete the programme, allowing them to register and practise as a social worker.
The Frontline programme is a unique opportunity for high potential university leavers and career changers to join one of Britain’s toughest and most rewarding professions.
Our two-year programme offers you an exciting new route into a challenging career in children’s social work. You’ll benefit from intensive practical and academic training tailored to your needs as one of a new generation of children’s social workers.
The apprenticeships in Social Work at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) and Warrington are taught through a learner centred, blended approach which is specifically designed to support you to develop the skills, knowledge and values essential in Social Work.