Social worker (integrated degree) (level 6)
Protecting vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse, and supporting adults to live independently.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Care services
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Ensure professional ethical standards are developed, maintained and promoted.
- Take responsibility for your decisions and recommendations.
- Be aware of the impact of your own values on practice.
- Exercise authority as a Social Worker within the appropriate legal and ethical frameworks.
- Ensure the highest standard of person centred approach, so that people are treated with dignity and their rights, values and autonomy are respected.
- Practise in a non-discriminatory manner.
- Hear the views of people who use services, carers, their families and communities, recognise their expertise, and enable their views to have validity and influence.
- Promote the best interests of people who use services, carers, their families and communities.
- Work with people to enable them to make informed decisions and exercise their rights.
- Work to promote individual growth, development and independence.
- Undertake assessments of need and/or capacity.
- Initiate resolution of issues and use initiative.
- Gather, analyse, critically evaluate, and use research information and knowledge in your practice to develop an understanding of the individual’s situation.
- Make and receive referrals appropriately.
- Use social work methods, theories, and models to enable individuals to identify actions to achieve change and improve life opportunities.
- Manage and weigh up competing/conflicting values or interests to make reasoned professional judgement.
- Work within scope of practice as an autonomous professional.
- Maintain high standards of personal and professional conduct.
- Manage the physical and emotional impact of your practice.
- Identify and apply strategies to build professional and emotional resilience.
- Use supervision to support and enhance the quality of your practice.
- Maintain your own health and well-being.
- Recognise the need to manage workloads and resources effectively.
- Keep your skills, knowledge and ongoing professional development up to date.
- Show an awareness of current and relevant legislation.
- Use a range of research methodologies to inform your practice.
- Work in partnership with others
- Balance appropriate levels of autonomy within a complex system of accountability
- Respond appropriately to unexpected situations, identify and challenge practices which present a risk to, or from, people you are working with, their carers or others in order to uphold professional requirements.
- Respond appropriately to signs of harm, abuse and neglect.
- Establish and maintain personal and professional boundaries.
- Follow health and safety policies and procedures.
- Communicate in English at the level required by Social Work England.
- Communicate your role and purpose sensitively and clearly, using appropriate language and methods.
- Communicate in a way which is engaging, respectful, motivating, and effective, even when dealing with conflict or resistance to change.
- Exercise professional curiosity.
- Have difficult conversations with empathy.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
- Engage with individuals and their families/carers and sustain effective relationships in order to effect change
- Engage effectively in inter-professional and inter-agency working to achieve positive outcomes.
- Support networks, groups, and communities to meet needs and outcomes.
- Maintain accurate and complete records in accordance with applicable legislation, protocols, and guidelines.
- Prepare formal reports in line with legislation, policies, and procedures.
- Critically reflect on/review practice and record the outcomes of reflection appropriately.
- Present reports in formal settings.
- Use technology to manage your work.
- Use technology to communicate appropriately.
- Maintain individuals’ information security and protect data.
- Advise people on how to use assistive technology.
- Promote the use of technology to achieve better outcomes.
Find training providers for this course
Social worker (integrated degree) (level 6) needs a training provider who is approved by Social Work England.
Check if a provider can offer this training for the apprenticeship location.