BSc (Hons) Social Work (UCAS code L502)

Course Overview:

This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in social work, supporting people through difficult times. This includes safeguarding, care and crisis intervention, to help bring about positive change in circumstances and wellbeing.

Delivered at Yeovil College University Centre, this course is pending Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approval. Once approved, this will enable graduates to apply for HCPC registration as a Social Worker. It also benefits from strong links with Somerset County Council.

The programme covers the range of social work specialities: children, families and young people; adults; conflict in communities; mental health and social work law. As well as being taught by social work experts, you'll learn by working with children, families, adults and vulnerable people. You'll gain real experience by shadowing social workers and undertaking placements – meaning you'll help to change lives even during the course of your study. Working with organisations such as statutory social work teams, substance misuse charities, homeless hostels and children's centres, you'll draw on the knowledge of experienced practitioners in the field. There are even opportunities to visit court hearings to see social work law is applied and contested.

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Entry Requirements:

Programme/Award: BSc (Hons) Social Work
UCAS code: L502
Entry requirements 2019-20: 104 UCAS tariff points

Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

Typical Offer: BCC at A levels, DMM at Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

  • 2019 UCAS tariff table

  • Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

  • Grade 4 (C) in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email for further information.

  • * Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure
    Mature Applicants We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as at 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview and will be advised of the criteria in advance. To find out more, please email
    International applicants In order to demonstrate your ability to study with us, you will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. Find out more about English Language Entry Requirements​​ for the university degree courses.

    Study style:

    Learning is interactive with lots of group work, discussion and debate, role plays and case study projects. We have a supportive social work learning community which includes students, staff, service users, carers and practitioners.

    3 years (full-time)

    Mode of Study:


    Course Modules:

    Take a look at Gloucestershire Universities course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

    Industry links

    Supported professional practice is a core part of the course and students can undertake work placements and shadowing experiences within the Somerset area. We have strong connections with the third sector, including Somerset County Council who are key employers of social workers locally.

    The Learning Resource Centre staff provide:

    • A comprehensive research and information literacy package
    • Support with accessing both online and physical resources for the course modules
    • Advice with finding resources for individual research projects and dissertations
    • Comprehensive reading lists specific to the course
    • Support and guidance with referencing
    Our Disability Advice and Support Service helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
    Course Fee (2019/20):

    Tuition Fees – Information relating to fees is here

    Awarding Body:

    University of Gloucestershire

    How do I apply:

    To study full-time, please apply through UCAS (University of Gloucestershire - campus name: Yeovil college, Campus code: E, Institute code: G50, Course code for BSc (Hons) Social Work: L502).