To study this top-up degree, you must have successfully completed a professional qualification in social work at a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) that has led to registration as a social worker.
If your existing social work qualification is a DipSW awarded by The Open University, you can contact us now to register. If you studied elsewhere, you’ll need to apply for credit transfer to cover the pre-Stage 3 requirements of this degree. Your claim will be assessed, and if there’s any shortfall of credit at Stage 2, you’ll need to devise an appropriate study plan derived from a list of eligible Stage 2 modules.
You must also provide evidence of current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (transferred from the General Social Care Council (GSCC)), Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or Care Council for Wales (CCW).
If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact the Credit Transfer team on 0300 303 5303 or by email.
Please note that this qualification is only available until 31 December 2017 and you must complete your studies by this date.