Although some modules in this degree are available to all students, the full degree programme is at present restricted to students who are being sponsored and/or supported in their practice by their employing agency.
You must also:
have GCSE at grades A*-C in English and mathematics or certified equivalent
meet the UCAS tariff threshold of 240 points or equivalent
show that you can communicate clearly in spoken and written English
demonstrate that you have the appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to be a social worker
obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with barred lists (children and adults) check
undertake a written test
take part in an interview.
Entry to the degree must be through your employing agency; you cannot apply direct to the OU. Agencies and individuals interested in taking part in the programme are invited to contact us. Students who get a place on the degree course can pay their own fees or be funded by their employer.
Please ask your employer to complete a Provisional booking form located on our Social work website.
The deadline for submitting a Provisional booking form is:
1 June for modules starting in October 2015.
On receipt of your Provisional booking form, your employer will be sent an application pack to pass on to you. The deadline for submitting the application paperwork is:
3 July for modules starting in October 2015.