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Applied Social Work Practice: Children and Families

60 months
850 GBP/module
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Applied Social Work Practice: Children and Families degree offered at the University of Bedfordshire will enable child and family social workers to develop a high degree of competence and professional expertise by engaging with current knowledge and developing a high level of skills for intervention.


Applied Social Work Practice: Children and Families degree offered at the University of Bedfordshire is aimed at registered social workers practicing in the area of Children and Families service provision. Underpinned by the Professional Capabilities Framework and current evidence from research, this course will provide Children and Families practitioners with the advanced systematic understanding, knowledge and skills needed for competent practice and the development of higher level professional capability.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

As the course has been mapped against the Professional Capability Framework for Social Work, on completion you will have evidence that you have met the capabilities at advanced level.

Many career opportunities will be available to you in social work as a consequence, with some employers sponsoring aspiring practitioners onto this course.

Programme Structure

Course structure and assessment:

  • Working with people:
  • theories and methods for social work practice
  • Sociology and social policy perspectives
  • Human development for social work practice
  • Social work law, ethics and values
  • Skills development and first (70-day) placement
  • Critical issues in specialist and interprofessional practice
  • Knowledge for social work: critically reflective and research-informer practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A completed application form signed by you (an electronic signature is fine)

  • Copies of your official academic qualifications and certificates, including proof of your level of English Language
  • A one-page personal statement. This should tell us why you want to study your chosen course.
  • A copy of your current valid passport details
  • Please submit copies of any UK Visa that you have held and any documentation relating to previous visa refusals from any country

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    850 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 GBP per module during 60 months.
  • UK/EU £850 per 30 credits course unit.

Living costs for Luton

750 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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