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LGSS supports national Step Up to Social Work campaign - LGSS

LGSS supports national Step Up to Social Work campaign

Social work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children and families.

You will need to build relationships with families facing difficult times, show a lot of patience and be a good listener.

You’ll also need good observational skills, analytical thinking and sound judgement to make the right decisions and protect children.

Social work regularly tests resilience, stamina and resolve – all of which you will need to succeed. But social work can be life changing for those you support and help.

Through the Department for Education’s (DfE) successful Step Up to Social Work training programme you’ll get intensive, hands-on experience of working in a real-life social work role.

On completion, you will obtain a postgraduate diploma in Social Work, allowing you to register and practice as a social worker. The DfE can train you in 14 months, with all your course fees paid, and you’ll also receive a bursary for the duration of the course.

The DfE are looking for strong graduates who have experience of working with children, young people and families and who can demonstrate their maturity and emotional resilience.

Do you have what it takes?

You are eligible if you can demonstrate you already have:

  • a minimum 2:1 level 6 degree qualification – for example, a degree with honours
  • a minimum 2:2 honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7 or above).


  • grade C or above GSCE in English/English Language and Maths (or approved equivalent)
  • have experience of voluntary or paid work with children, young people or families

Find out more and apply on Gov.UK

Online applications close 18 March 2019.