Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Requirements:
All applicants must undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and occupational health checks as part of a ‘fitness to practice’ screening.
You should normally have:
• 3 A Levels at grade C (4) or above or a BTEC Extended Diploma at grades MMM (96 UCAS Tariff Points).
• GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C (4) or above.
• Sufficient experience of paid or voluntary work with vulnerable people. This experience should be sufficient to enable the applicant to clearly demonstrate their commitment, motivation and understanding of social work knowledge, skills and values.
Applicants aged over 21 who do not meet the academic entry criteria may still be considered if they have significant and relevant work / life experience.
However, we would still expect to see evidence of further studies at level 3, e.g. an A level, Access to Higher Education or Open University course in a relevant subject and GCSE grade C (4) or above (or Functional Skills equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language.