Professional backing - Social and Community Studies - University of Derby

Professional backing

Social work

We always seek to ensure that our courses are in line with the national standards for the careers that you are aiming for.

Backings to boost your career prospects

Highly regarded accreditation

Health and Care Professions Council LogoOur BA (Hons) Applied Social Work course is professionally accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Why is this significant for you? Once you have completed the course, this will enable you to apply to the HCPC to register as a qualified social worker.

BA (Hons) Applied Social Work has also been rated as fully meeting the national standards set by the General Social Care Council, the then governing body for social work. We are only one of 14 institutions across the country to fulfil these requirements. 

Approval of course innovation

In the past, our Youth Work degree has been endorsed by the National Youth Agency (NYA) which hailed the degree as ‘imaginative’, ‘creative’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘ahead of the field’.