Social Work Professional Practice - Level 3 Triple Diploma
Course Code: SE1FE375
Prepare for a social work career with this two-year Social Work Professional Practice course. Develop your academic and writing skills as you explore key topics such as human growth and development, and apply your knowledge to a real-life setting during 175 hours of practical work experience. Successful students will gain the maximum 168 UCAS points needed to progress to a social work degree and become a fully qualified social worker. At B&FC, you will have access to first-rate facilities and excellent work placements with local employers. Our expert tutors provide lots of individual support to help you on your journey to this hugely rewarding profession.
To do this course you need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (previously grades A*-C) including English and Maths. A level 2 health and social care qualification is beneficial but not essential.
You will also need to have a clear DBS (criminal records check) as this is a requirement for your work placement.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Throughout the course, you will spend 3 days a week in College and 1 day a week on work placement in a relevant health or social care setting.
At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided. Your timetable will also include time spent with teaching staff to support you in completing your written assessments.
When you start the course, we will assign you a progress tutor, who will support you throughout your time at College to ensure you reach your full potential. Their role will involve helping you to set academic and personal targets as well as develop career plans and employability skills.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.