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23rd May
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Aspiring Social Workers - Pre-Graduate Scheme

23rd May to 17th June
Be trained to support wellbeing in a health or social care settings, and the gain experience, skills and knowledge you need to transition to a career in Social Work

This programme supports talented Man Met students - from any discipline or subject - to transition into a career in Social Work. Through the programme you will gain:

  • Careers Insights into Social Work, and some of the ways you can advantage yourself in the applications process.
  • Relevant Skills with a training programme related to wellbeing and befriending, and an understanding of how these are applied by practising social workers.
  • Practical Experience with a short placement or project with an organisation* supporting people in the community. This will enable you to appreciate the full range of contexts in which social workers work. You will be expected to play a proactive role, enhancing the organisations ability to offer emotional and social support.

The programme will combine on-campus sessions, self-study and placement work as set out in the schedule. On completing the course you will receive 250 points - with the opportunity to earn a further 160 with the recommended self-study kits.

Completing this programme will help support your application to MA Social Work and you will be able to demonstrate a full understanding of the role and skills required to be successful in these professions.

*Please be aware you will need to complete a DBS clearance check to take part in the placement element of this programme, this will be completed after the advertisement is closed & will be paid for by the programme - however you will need to provide documentation for this.

This activity is a Man Met Rise Pre-Graduate Scheme: Whilst conventional graduate schemes start when you finish University and secure a job, through Man Met Rise we make this kind of experience and training available to you before you leave us. We want to give you every advantage in accelerating your career towards your goal.

In A Nutshell...

  • Gain insight...into a career in Social Work
  • Engage...with students and alumni to hear about their experiences of the course and careers
  • Develop befriending and developing professional relationships
  • Gain experience...working within a health and social care setting or on a project for a third sector organisation
  • Showcase...your knowledge and experience for your Social Work application
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


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    Understand theory and practice around relationships, communication and teamwork – and enhance your collaboration in academia, the workplace and your personal life.
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    Understanding Wellbeing
    Understand theory and practice around relationships, communication and teamwork – and enhance your collaboration in academia, the workplace and your personal life.
  • place 10:00 to 16:00 on 24/05/22 - Brooks Building
    Careers in Social Work
    Learn more about postgraduate pathways to a career in Social Work.
  • place 10:00 to 16:00 on 26/05/22 - Brooks Building
    Careers in Social Work
    Learn more about postgraduate pathways to a career in social work.
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 30/05/22 - Brooks Building
    Skills Development
    Attend a lecture from an external agency on the skills of social workers
  • place 10:00 to 16:00 on 31/05/22 - Brooks Building
    Skills Development
    Training from an external provider on the use of social support to enhance wellbeingn
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    Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
    OPTIONAL: Understand some of the legal and practical duties and processes surrounding work with children and vulnerable adults
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    Placement Experience
    Put your skills into practice in a flexible volunteering project in Greater Manchester (note: you will be allocated to one of these two weeks). Whilst you are not on placement, you are encouraged to complete optional self-study kits:n
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    Emotional & Mental Health in Children & Young People
    OPTIONAL: Develop a stronger appreciation of the contexts and dimension of mental and emotional health in children and young people, with a strong applied focus.
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    Building Cultural Competence
    OPTIONAL: Develop an understanding of culture, diversity, prejudice and inclusion, as part of your journey to becoming more culturally competent.
  • place 10:00 to 16:00 on 17/06/22 - Brooks Building
    Celebration and Next Steps
    Join us on campus to celebrate your pre-graduate scheme, receive your certificate of completion and support with making an application to a conversion course.