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Social Work Student


The Honours Degree in Social Work is the recognised professional qualification for all Social Workers, as well as for Probation Officers and Education Welfare Officers in NI.

The Social Care Council is responsible for approving and monitoring the Degree in Social Work courses in NI. We also regulate the standards for taught modules and Practice Assessment.

Registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council

As part of your degree, you will be expected to undertake practice learning opportunities and this will not be possible unless you are registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.

This resource provides guidance for social work students accepted onto the Degree in Social Work, employers and practice teachers.