Feb 01

Step Up To Social Work

Applications for Step Up to Social Work cohort 6 (January 2020 intake)


Your chance to make a difference in the Surrey & South London Regional Partnership

LB Bromley (lead borough), LB Bexley, LB Merton, LB Wandsworth, LB Croydon and Surrey CC


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 our 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. We 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.

We’re 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? If so, the Surrey & South London Regional Partnership are keen to hear from you!


You are eligible if you can demonstrate you already have:

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


For more information visit:Step Up to Social Work: information for applicantsOnline applications open 4 February 2019 and close 18 March 2019




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