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Social Work and Welfare

a guide to careers in social work, housing and community work


You can work in many different areas: Social work; housing; alcohol & substance misuse; community work; youth work and more... Some areas will require additional qualifications/training. In some cases this might be on the job. Many of the roles will be through direct entry. Relevant experience will be essential to getting in. Many jobs will be in local government and the NHS, although there are also paid opportunities in the voluntary sector.

Job Roles

Find out about what the work involves, what qualifications and experience you will need, and how to get in.

You can find more job profiles for social care on the National Careers Service website and on Prospects

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduates working in these areas include:

Other job roles found by our graduates include youth support worker, outreach worker, substance misuse support worker, social care worker, group and family worker, outreach support worker. We have lots of social workers too!