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Social work Scotland information
Social work Wales information
Social work England information

The Open University (OU) is one of the largest providers of social work training in the UK. At any time over one thousand students are studying with us. Whether you're trying to get into the profession or you're looking to become a qualified social worker our flexible study arrangements fit in with your work and home life, so you can carry on earning while you learn.

Click on the map to select the nation you live in and find out more about the qualifications we offer near you.

Our curriculum is developed by leading academics and professionals who are actively engaged in social work, ensuring that teaching reflects current priorities. We're also pioneers in working collaboratively with service users, whose voices are heard throughout our learning materials - challenging and enriching the contributions of practitioners and policy makers alike. 

Social work training at the OU

Mick McCormick,  Head of Department, Social Work

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Social work enquiries

England

email: HSC-SW-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
phone: +44(0)1908 654229

Scotland

email: Scotland@open.ac.uk
phone: +44(0)131 226 3851

Wales

email: Wales@open.ac.uk
phone: +44(0)29 2026 2728

Ireland

email: Ireland@open.ac.uk
phone: +44(0)28 9024 5025


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