Given that students will be allocated placements in rural areas, access to a car or supported mobility arrangements for the duration of the placements is essential. The ability to meet this requirement will be checked at interview.
Selected candidates will be assessed using the ‘Point of Entry’ Level on the Professional Capabilities Framework which can be found on the website www.basw.co.uk. The interview day has 3 exercises: a written exercise, a group exercise and an individual interview. Service users and carers, practitioners and academic staff will be part of the interview process. The interview process will check the candidate's ability to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English.
Candidates with additional support needs should contact the admissions tutor prior to interview to ensure the correct support and necessary reasonable adjustments are available at interview.
Successful candidates will be required to complete the University's suitability documentation and an occupational health check as well as obtain an enhanced DBS statement.
A limited number of Social Work students will be put forward for an NHS bursary.