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Social Work

Want to support people and their families? At Edge Hill, prepare for life as a social worker with courses delivered alongside the Cheshire & Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership.

Learn from a team of qualified and registered social workers and approved mental health practitioners. Listen to guest speakers who are practitioners, service users and carers, senior managers and policy makers. Once you finish the course, you’ll feel ready for the role and be eligible to apply for registration with Social Work England.

We offer placements in child and adult services and organisations focussing on HIV support, prevention, and training.

We're 1st in the North West for overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022 - Social work).

100% of our graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2019/20).

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Discover Social Work with Edge Hill University

As a social worker, it will be your challenge to promote wellbeing in diverse communities and help individuals with complex needs. At Edge Hill, you’ll learn on placements within local authorities, including Liverpool City Council, and organisations such as Sefton Advocacy (support for vulnerable adults) and CGL (Change, Grow, Live) Alcohol and Drugs Services. 
Brittney Scott

I’ve learned a lot about my own values, attitudes and opinions since starting at Edge Hill. I’ve had the opportunity to learn about things I’d never even thought about before. I’m like a different person.

Brittney Scott

BA (Hons) Social Work

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Facilities

The Faculty of Health and Social Care is one of the leading providers of education and training for health and social care professionals in the North West of England.

The innovative £14m Faculty of Health and Social Care building provides outstanding teaching and learning resources. These include leading edge clinical skills facilities, ten teaching rooms, an 860-seat lecture theatre and a number of social learning spaces.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

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Open days are suitable whether you are looking to study an undergraduate programme or postgraduate course. Attending an open day provides an opportunity for you, and your family, to see our beautiful campus.

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