Social Work, Childhood, Youth and Education

Make a big difference to people’s lives - take the first step to a rewarding career with our social work, childhood, youth and education courses.

  • We are currently ranked No.6 in the UK for Social Work in the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • Gain relevant experience with our placement year option* and put theory into practice in a range of organisations at home or abroad.
  • On successful completion of the Social Work course, you’ll be eligible to apply to register as a social worker with Social Work England.
  • We have excellent relationships with relevant agencies such as schools, local authority children’s and youth services, and a broad range of charities.
  • We designed our courses to help prepare you for a range of careers, such as social, youth and community work, family support or progression to teacher training.

Our Social Work, Childhood, Youth and Education facilities

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Community houses

The Alison Gingell Building features two full-size residential homes. Our students use these to simulate working scenarios with different client groups.



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The Library

The Lanchester Library has a team of dedicated academic liaison librarians to give you specialist help and support. You’ll also have access to subject-specific databases of journal articles related to social work, social sciences, health and education.

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Academic support

No matter which degree you’re studying, you’ll find a lot of support on campus, including the Centre of Academic Writing and sigma, which offers mathematics and statistics support.



More than a course

    • Facilities, shows or events mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Please check individual course pages for specific details regarding what facilities, shows or events are available for each course.
    • Please note that any opportunities or experiences referred to on this page may be subject to additional costs (for example travel, visas and accommodation), competitive application, availability and meeting any applicable visa requirements.
    • Staff may be subject to change.
    • The majority of our courses are formally recognised by professional bodies. This means that the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams.
    • Accreditations and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. If the accreditation of any of our courses change, we will notify applicants and students as soon as possible. Please check the relevant course web page for up-to-date information on the current status of individual course accreditations.
    • The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with government and public health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.
    • Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
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Clearing 2022

If you don't meet the requirements to apply for a course this September you could consider applying through Clearing or Adjustment. Clearing is your opportunity to study a subject you love at Coventry University.

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