The knowledge you gain in lectures and seminars is applied to practice learning and developed through:

  • simulated practice
  • roleplay
  • video work
  • practical exercises
  • group skills training
  • working with our Carer and User Group

A significant proportion of your learning on the course will be gained through practice learning. You will work in real settings with real people and problems. You may be required to travel outside the local area.

As this course leads to a professional qualification in social work, you are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council, the regulatory body for the profession, and remain registered for the duration of your time on the course.


Assessment for this course is designed to build your knowledge and skills base progressively and systematically.

We use a range of assessment methods including written essays, exams, and group or individual presentations. Assignment marking and feedback is a rigorous process and involves examiners who are external to the programme team.

During practice learning your social work practice is assessed against the Standards in Social Work Education by a qualified and experienced practitioner, using a variety of methods including direct observations, reflective diaries, and feedback from colleagues, service users, and carers.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: ID10001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 2

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: EN11001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

This module will introduce you to university-level work in Literary Studies. We focus on the three main genres of drama, poetry, and the novel, using examples from various times in literary history.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: SW21011 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 2

You will explore the complex ethical make up of social work practice. You will discuss how reflective practice impacts all aspects of social work. You will develop your skills in written and discursive reflection, inquiry, and critical analysis

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: SW30010 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 2
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