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Our 2024 Spring recruitment plans and programme information will be available by the end of February 2024.


As an 'Adult Community Services Student Social Worker', you can earn £29,131 per annum as a Standard Entry Level Student or £33,715 per annum as an Advanced Entry Level Student. (Please note that public sector pay negotiations for 2022 and 2023 are ongoing.) 

As a 'Children and Family Community Services Social Worker', you can earn £32,059 per annum as a Standard Entry Student or £38,637 per annum as an Advanced Entry Student. 

You'll learn a range of essential skills and techniques to start your career in social work, over 2 years and 9 months (Advanced Entry) or 3 years and 8 months (Standard Entry) on a full-time programme.

You'll be employed as a student social worker and will undertake work in the area you are training in. 

We strongly advise that applicants read the job description (downloadable PDF below) and attend a drop-in event (see dates below) to find out more about the role. Should you have any further questions please speak to one of the contacts named below before applying for this role.

    More about the course

    The BA (Hons) Social Work Distance Learning degree from Robert Gordon University is designed for someone who has recent and relevant previous experience in a related social care role. It will provide you with the knowledge, values, and skills required to practice as a qualified Social Worker.

    This degree gives you the flexibility to balance your learning with work and other life commitments. Designed as a work-based degree, it is delivered through a combination of on-campus learning (up to 2 x 1-week learning blocks at RGU, Aberdeen each year), practice experience and tutor led learning supported by online resources.

    There are two entry levels dependent on your existing qualifications and experience. Standard Entry requires 120 Level Four academic credits, and Advanced Entry ordinarily requires a relevant degree. The qualification will lead to professional registration with Social Work England - The Social Work governing body.

    As a Social Worker you will have a vital role in society, providing support and protection to people and their families.

    In order to be considered for this post you are required to be resident in Guernsey and hold an appropriate permit to enable you to commit to a full-time academic programme. 

    Upon successful completion of your degree, you will automatically transfer to a full-time permanent Social Worker role within Health & Social Care for a minimum of 3 years post qualifying (as part of your employee sponsorship indemnity).

    See the full job description here:pdf icon PDF student social worker march 2023 JD [160kb]

    Read more about the course here: Social Work - Distance Learning BA (Hons).


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