Step up to social work

Published on: Wednesday, 18-March-2015

Your chance to make a difference.

Social work with children and families is a challenging but rewarding way to make a real difference in people’s lives.  You’ll need to get alongside families from all sorts of backgrounds facing difficulties and have the skills and judgment to make the right decisions at the right time to protect children.  Social workers say knowing children you have helped are safe and thriving can be one of the biggest rewards in the job.

Join the latest cohort of our successful Step Up to Social Work training programme and you’ll get a Diploma in Social Work, as well as intensive hands-on experience of working in a social work role. We can train you in 14 months, with all your course fees paid, and you’ll benefit from £19,833 bursary to support you for the duration of the course.

We’re looking for strong graduates who have experience of working with children, young people and families and who can also demonstrate their maturity and emotional resilience.

Do you have what it takes?

  • You’re eligible if you can demonstrate you already have:
  • A minimum 2:1 level 6 degree qualification.
  • Or, an honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7or above).


  • Grade C or above GSCE in English and Maths (or equivalent).
  • Experience of working with children, young people and families.
  • Emotional resilience and maturity.

For more information and to complete an online application form visit:

Online applications open 16 March and close 1 May 2015