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How to Become a Social Worker

If you want to become a social worker, the most common route is to complete a Social Work degree, offered by many UK universities including Anglia Ruskin University, University of East Anglia and the University of Lincoln.

If you’ve already completed a degree in a different subject, you can complete a post graduate qualification in social work.

It’s possible to study for your degree alongside work. At Peterborough City Council a number of our social workers started out as team-workers and completed their qualifications while working part time.

Once you have secured your degree, it’s time to find a job. All the vacancies in Children’s Services at Peterborough City Council are shown on this site.

As with most social work positions for graduates or postgraduates, you will need further training and evaluation. Newly qualified social workers start work with an assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE). This is a standard programme which will help you transition from learning about social work to doing it in practice.

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