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Requirements for Social Work Training

The standards for the award of the social work degree are outcome statements that set out what a student social worker must know, understand and be able to do to be awarded the degree in social work. The National Occupational Standards for Social Work set out what employers require social workers to be able to do on entering employment. These standards form the basis of the assessment of competence in practice. Social workers will be required to demonstrate competence across the full range of standards before being awarded the degree. Practice is central to the new degree, with academic learning supporting practice, rather than
the other way round.