New ‘fast track’ social training scheme opens for application

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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.

Stowe Family Law Web Team

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Nemo Momenti - March 31, 2017 at 9:17am

The headline should read, “Future social workers to be even more incompetent than ever”.

keith - March 31, 2017 at 11:43am

the Govt should make shure that no social worker who has been shown to falsify case files or lie on oath should ever be allowed to take up this course.

Andrea Dickson - March 31, 2017 at 12:36pm

How on earth can a comment of ‘the next generation of social workers who will be transforming childrens lives’ be of any benefit to families. The next generation will be kids themselves with no children, so how on earth can they be judging parents and in many cases removing their children.

keith - March 31, 2017 at 2:47pm

could be that our Govt is cooking up more ways for Tax payers money to be spent and most likely wasted.
Congressman Trey Gowdy in the USA has been fighting against the same thing over there. tax payers money being wasted hand over fist with no accountability. thats what we need in the UK, accountability for every single £1 spent.

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