Social workers across the length and breadth of Scotland have been trained by The Open University through the range of highly regarded social work qualifications we offer.
There are many ways that employers can support their staff to study social work:
Our social work degree and postgraduate diploma are approved by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC):
The Open University's social work education has been praised for its quality, flexibility and collaborative nature in the most recent Periodic Quality Review.
David Fenwick (pictured above) is a Social Worker thanks to his OU degree. You can read David's story to find out more about the OU social work student experience.
Kamal Ibrahim is a postgraduate social work student at the OU in Scotland. He has been appointed as co-researcher on the project Developing Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Student-Designed Inclusive Modules, in the OU’s School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care. You can read Kamal’s story to find out more about his OU social work student experience and the project.
An integral part of the social work programme is undertaking practical learning in social work teams. This video highlights the benefits to teams of offering student placements: