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Step Up To Social Work programme

The Step Up To Social Work programme offers rewarding careers in child and family social work for talented graduates.

Graduates and career changers to child and family social work will be given hands-on training to become the next generation of social workers. This is part of the UK Government’s Plan which is focused on protecting, supporting, and creating jobs across the country. There is a commitment to making social work a career that more people can aspire to, and to make it a career that talented people with a sense of purpose can achieve.

The Kent and Medway Regional Partnership is opening the recruitment round for 20 aspiring social workers to join the 14-month Step Up to Social Work programme to start in January 2022. This intensive, full-time programme is for those without a degree in social work and who want to become a social worker. Students can expect to learn through a combination of academic study and real social work experience in a Local Authority. On completion, the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work will enable graduates to register and practice as a social worker, making a difference by nurturing relationships with families during difficult times and by protecting children.

Find out more about the Step Up To Social Work programme (PDF, 281.6 KB).