Step Up – postgraduate fast track Social Work Diploma programme

Social work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children and families. You will need to build relationships with families facing difficult times, show a lot of patience and be a good listener. You’ll also need good observational skills, analytical thinking and sound judgement to make the right decisions and protect children. Social work regularly tests resilience, stamina and resolve – all of which you will need to succeed. But social work can be life changing for those you support and help.

Through our successful Step Up to Social Work training programme you’ll get intensive, hands-on experience of working in a real-life social work role. On completion, you will obtain a Diploma in Social Work, allowing you to register and practice as a Social Worker and you will be guaranteed a social work interview with ESCC. We can train you in 14 months, with all your course fees paid, and you’ll also receive a bursary for the duration of the course.

We’re looking for strong graduates who have experience of working with children, young people and families and who can demonstrate their maturity and emotional resilience.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

You’ll get intensive, hands-on experience of working in a real-life social work role.

Do you have what it takes?

You are eligible if you can demonstrate you already have:

  • A minimum 2:1 level 6 degree qualification.
  • Or, a minimum 2:2 honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7 or above).

Plus

  • Grade C or above GSCE in English/ English Language and Maths (or recognised equivalent).
  • Experience of working with children, young people and families.

For more information visit:

Step Up to Social Work: information for applicants

Applications are now closed for 2019 and will reopen again in February 2020.