For some people, a good place to start is going to college to study Social Care full time where you will also gain on the job experience through placements, before going on to study a Social Work Degree or Degree apprenticeship.
Examples of opportunities include: Oldham 6th Form’s vocational H&SC triple diploma, or Oldham College’s range and for adults interested in college courses click here.
Or, you can go directly to university to study for a Social Work BA degree full time and gain on the job experience through placements. There are several universities to choose from, for example: Manchester Metropolitan University , University of Salford. Oldham Children’s Social Care offers opportunities for several students to have placements with us.
Or, study whilst working full time in Social Care and gain on the job experience through placements. We offer the Social Work Degree apprenticeship; alongside paid employment as a Trainee Social Worker in our social care teams. We recruit to this via the greaterjobs website twice a year.