New ‘fast track’ social training scheme opens for application
March 31, 2017 4 comments
A new stage in a successful fast track training scheme for social workers has been opened for application.
Step Up To Social Work is an intensive, 14 month course for people interested in entering the profession. It is fully government funded and successful applicants will receive a bursary of more than £19,000.
An earlier stage proved highly popular and was flooded by applicants the government announced. A new stage, beginning in January of next year, has now been opened, with 550 places available, 150 more than the previous course.
Children’s Miniser Edward Timpson welcomed the announcement.
“I have been inspired by previous graduates of the programme, and I’m sure this year will be no different. I look forward to meeting the next generation of social workers who will be transforming children’s lives.”
The government aims to attracted more than 3,000 course graduates by the year 2020.
Photo by Alan Levine via Flickr under the Public Domain.
March 31, 2017