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Social work education in England 2009 - 2014

This report describes students entering and leaving social work higher education courses in England. Information about the education and training of social workers was reported by the General Social Care Council (GSCC) before its closure. Skills for Care has been commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) to update the information previously provided by the GSCC report.

Information presented in this report details the analysis of social work higher education data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Only students who enrol on and leave from courses that lead to a student’s eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) were included. This is because HCPC registration is a mandatory requirement to practice social work in England.