During your degree, you will have 33 hours of teaching contact time for each 20 credit module. We teach through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Practice is an integral part of the course with 50% of the course, or 200 days, spent in practice with social work agencies, where you will have the opportunity to learn through observation, rehearsal and performance.
We assess your learning through written essays, oral presentations, group work tasks, IT-based exercises and portfolio work.
Practice placements are assessed by a combination of written work and professional assessments using the National Occupational Standards for Social Work.
Teaching block one (TB1) runs from September until January and during this block, for this year, this course will be taught in a ‘blended’ way. This means that some teaching will be done online and some will be on campus. The online teaching, where you will be physically apart from your lecturer, can be ‘live’ with your lecturer present and where you’ll be able to interact. Some of it may be self-directed which means that you can access the learning materials at a time to suit you.
Your face-to-face, on campus sessions will be a mixture of:
- Study groups
- Module tutorials
- Academic mentoring
- Academic success programme
- Employability workshops
- Student welfare support
Your online learning and teaching may include:
- Hot topic debates and discussions
- Revision sessions
- Q&A time
- On-demand e-lectures
- Self-paced module content
- Learning packs
- Continuous assessment
This course offers some modules taught through the medium of
Welsh or bilingually for students who consider themselves to be
fluent Welsh speakers. For more details on the provision available
see the Welsh Provision expander below.