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Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Princess Buildings, HX1 1TS
£24,496.00 annually
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?
  • Shadow a Qualified Social Worker in a relevant setting, supporting them with the preparation of case files, recording data and attending relevant meetings, while identifying own areas of professional interest.
  • Take part in duties that will prepare the post holder for a career in social care practice.
  • Contribute to the development of person centred, conversation-based assessment and support planning for adults who are eligible for social care support.
  • Provide support to children and adults with assessed needs as detailed in their individual plans to meet identified objectives including access to specialist services.
  • Explore social oppression and advocacy, developing skills in anti-oppressive practice to ensure you get the best from those you work with.
  • Develop the ability to critically reflect, adapt and modify your future practice based on new insights, and apply knowledge, values, and skills.
  • Explore different frameworks for working in partnership with people who access support and services. These frameworks will enable you to assess, plan, implement and review effective support and interventions and evaluate their outcomes.
  • Reflect on what you bring personally to your work and how this may influence your practice and consider wellbeing strategies to support you in your work.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 6 Degree in Social Work.
  • Workplace Learning
  • Provided with a 1:1 Tutor
  • provided with a mentor
  • Delivery (day release at university)
  • Self Learning
  • Additional professional development opportunities

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • At the end of the apprenticeship programme, it is anticipated that you will be employment ready, and will be given the opportunity to apply for any available permanent employment opportunities within the Council.
  • Although, on completion of the apprenticeship, there is no guarantee of a permanent position, you will be encouraged and supported to apply for any of our vacant positions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C / 5 or above) Essential
Other Accredited qualifications (Grade 120 UCAS Points or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Some care experience is desirable that demonstrates your ability to assess and understand the needs of people who may need support.

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