Step Up Programme





(Image credit: Taken from Department for Education’s Step Up to Social Work campaign)

The Government is working hard to make this a country that works for everyone, and social work is at the heart of this fairer society. This includes making social work a career that many more people will aspire to and have the opportunity to join.

Graduates across the country are being encouraged to apply to Step Up to Social Work, a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers. Devon County Council’s Children’s Academy has five places for graduates; students will start training in January 2018. This includes a 14 month programme that combines real-world experience in a local authority social work team with high-quality university training.

Successful candidates will be awarded a post-graduate diploma in social work when they graduate, allowing them to register and practice as a social worker.

Candidates are eligible to apply if they have a 2:1 degree, or a 2:2 plus a higher degree, which can include a master’s degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, in a discipline other than social work. They should also have the equivalent of a GCSE Grade C in maths and English, and experience of working with children, young people or families.

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