Aspiring Social Workers

Kick-start a career in social work and social care with relevant skills development and placement experience.

Key Information
  • You can do this – whatever your degree discipline, get direction and support to convert to an amazing career in social work
  • Relevant study – develop the skills needed to make an application for postgraduate study and to thrive in a future career
  • Boost your networks – get specialist access to admissions tutors
  • Apply your learning – through a taste of experience in social support settings
  • Commitment – Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 28 May and 19 June

Come along to our Aspiring drop-in session 12-1.45pm on Wednesday 18 March, Spanish Steps in the Brooks Building to find out more about this activity and get support from academic staff. Sign up now.

Detailed Information

Social work is a broad and diverse profession that could see you working in many settings.  From community mental health teams to supporting asylum seekers in charitable organisations, from local authority child protection work to hospital discharge and beyond.  Manchester Met has a well-established and successful Social Work and Social Care department who are keen to progress Undergraduates from a range of professions into a social work career – and the Aspiring Social Workers programme offers a route through to their support.

This Third Term programme will combine talks and workshops from academics and professionals involved in social work with specific inputs on wellbeing and the value and process of social support. You will undertake a skills development programme focused on talk and befriending as a critical tool in social provision and in social work practice. You will be able to access placement experience in a community based setting in which you can apply these skills, and evidence your suitability for a social work career.

Additional Information

This activity is only open to students currently in their second year of study – or final year students as a non-credit-baring enrichment activity. All students involved are guaranteed an interview for a Social Work postgraduate course.

All students accepted to complete this activity will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check, fully funded by the University. 

In order to be eligible for this programme, you must meet the entry requirements of the University’s MA Social Work programme, including GCSE C/4 in English and Mathematics. If you don’t hold a GCSE in Mathematics, you might consider the opportunity to gain an equivalency qualification through the Maths Accelerator Third Term activity.