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Step Up to social work and be the difference

Article date - 22 March 2017

Social Work. Do you have what it takes?
Step up to Social Work

Social work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children and families. You will need to build relationships with families facing difficult times, show a lot of patience and be a good listener.  You’ll also need good observational skills, analytical thinking and sound judgement to make the right decisions and protect children.  Social work regularly tests resilience, stamina and resolve - all of which you will need to succeed. But social work can be life changing for those you support and help. 

Through the successful Step Up to Social Work training programme you’ll get intensive, hands-on experience of working in a real-life social work role. On completion, you will obtain a Post Graduate Diploma in social work, allowing you to register and practice as a social worker. Training takes around 14 months to complete, with all your course fees paid, and you’ll also receive a bursary for the duration of the course.  

Ideal candidates will have experience of working with children, young people and families - and be able to demonstrate their maturity and emotional resilience.

Do you have what it takes?

You are eligible if you can demonstrate you already have:



For more information visit:

Step Up to Social Work: information for applicants

Online applications open 28 March and close 5 May 2017