Adult Nursing Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care Activities for Schools and Colleges

Date TBC | Newport City Campus

Book places for your students here. Alternatively, to book a bespoke session for your students please email The Student Recruitment Team

Suitable for  Year 12 and Year 13 and college equivalent students

Social workers work with individuals and families to help live more successfully, find solutions to their problems, protect vulnerable people from harm and support people to live independently. To become a social worker, The University of South Wales offers a three-year BSc (Hons) Social Work degree or a three-year BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families degree, followed by a one-year Social Work postgraduate qualification. Whilst studying these courses, students also can complete additional First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications.

The social work degree is based on the All Wales Assessment Framework for Social Work, which means students will graduate with the professional qualification required to register as a social worker. 50% of this course involves practical learning opportunities in a variety of our partner settings.

Career paths usually include work in schools, children’s charities, integrated children’s centres, and social care settings, as well as postgraduate study in education or social work. Most newly qualified social workers secure a job within six months of graduating from the University of South Wales, in a variety of roles and settings including within integrated multiagency teams alongside professionals from other services such as the police, health and education.

At the event, students will find out more about these courses, take part in interactive sessions and debates, speak to our current students, hear from recent graduates, meet some of our partner work placement providers, and have an online tour of our facilities.


Date TBC | Newport City Campus 

Book onto our Working with Children and Families Taster Day where your students can take part in interactive sessions and discussions, speak to our current students, hear from recent graduates, meet some of our partner work placement providers, and have a tour of our facilities. 

Book places for your students here. Alternatively, to book a bespoke session for your students please email The Student Recruitment Team

The BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families degree provides the knowledge and skills you need to work with children and families in a range of settings. You will examine issues that influence the lives and well-being of children and families in today’s society. Your studies will cover a range of services, systems, policies and work practices that support children and families. To reflect the reality of the workplace, you’ll explore multi- agency working and understand the roles of different professionals in early years, education and social work.

A key feature of the Working with Children and Families degree is attending a work placement. Alongside your academic studies, this allows you to see how theory, policy and practice relate to each other, and will prepare you for a range of career opportunities.

Career paths usually include work in schools, children’s charities, integrated children’s centres, and social care settings, as well as postgraduate study in education or social work. Most newly qualified social workers secure a job within six months of graduating from the University of South Wales, in a variety of roles and settings including within integrated multiagency teams alongside professionals from other services such as the police, health and education.


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