Highlands College

BA (Hons) Social Work (Jersey)

We are the higher education college of the States of Jersey; all of our foundation and honours degrees are developed with industry professionals from a range of sectors. Take advantage of our work-based learning philosophy and get a head start in your career.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Contexts for Social Work 1 - Organisation, Law and Policy (HIGH1203)

      This module provides comprehensive understanding of legal and policy frameworks in social work. It covers types of organisations providing services, laws and regulations, role of social workers in the legal system, with a focus on anti-oppressive practice and navigating social care service delivery. Students will gain the skills to apply the framework in their practice for optimal outcomes

    • Developing Professional Skills (HIGH1204)

      This module aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge, techniques, and abilities to perform as competent social workers in health and social care settings. Combining theory and practical training, students will develop critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and reflection, placing emphasis on nurturing key professional skills

    • Social Justice, Values and Ethics (HIGH1205)

      Social work is rooted in ethical and value-based foundations such as social justice, human rights, and anti-oppressive practice. These concepts shape practice, along with ethical principles & codes of conduct. Students will learn to apply these principles in complex situations, taking into consideration diverse perspectives and values of those served

    • Human Development and the Social Environment (HIGH1206)

      This module explores social and psychological factors affecting human behaviour and the social environment. It covers theories, concepts and models in social work, examining human growth, wellbeing, grief, trauma, stress, resilience, coping and socio-cultural change and highlighting intergenerational issues in the human life cycle

    • Contemporary Social Work Methods (HIGH1207)

      This module studies the evolution of social work, analysing current trends and future developments while maintaining ethical and compassionate principles. Students will learn to adapt social work practices to tackle complex and evolving situations by examining theories, techniques, and innovative approaches in the present and the future

    • Inclusive Practice with Diverse Populations (HIGH1208)

      Social and cultural factors impact diverse populations greatly and it's crucial to engage with and support them. To do so, reflection on personal biases and developing cultural competence is necessary. To be effective, practitioners must be culturally responsive and inclusive. Cultural competence can be achieved through reflection and developing strategies for inclusivity

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.
Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Our partnership with Highlands College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

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