24/05/2021

Categories: Social Work, Postgraduate

Your 5 Step Plan for Becoming a Better Social Worker

Want to improve your social work practice and increase your chances of progression? Here’s a simple 5 step plan to follow…

At the University of Bolton, we believe in nurturing talent and creating well-rounded graduates who are ready to excel in the workplace. We build important social work values while providing a friendly and supportive learning environment for students to grow.

We are No.1 for Student Satisfaction in social work courses* for the second year running so there’s nowhere better to do your postgraduate training. Here’s our 5 step plan for developing your social work practice to become a better social worker.

1. Work on your empathy

The single most important trait for social workers is empathy. This may seem obvious, and you may feel like you are empathetic enough. But building your empathy skills means admitting your biases. We all have them. And it’s important to recognise these to create positive changes for the future.

Delving deeper into your inner thoughts and feelings is key to understanding and removing any biases that exist. Other ways to work on this vital skill is to take yourself outside of your comfort zone or your usual environment, so you can connect with people from all walks of life.

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BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Social Work
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
120
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Social Work (Degree Apprenticeship)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
120
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA Social Work
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

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