B of Social Work

   About the programme

This four-year programme will provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to deal positively with problems that arise in the interaction between people and their environment, and to empower those involved to deal with their challenges in a self-reliant way. This qualification leads to a variety of career opportunities in government departments at national, provincial and local level, as well as in voluntary welfare organisations and non-governmental organisations that employ social workers.

   Programme content

First year: Information Skills, Social Work Theory and Practice, Psychology and Sociology. In addition you choose one of Afrikaans en Nederlands, Basic Xhosa, English Studies, Xhosa, Philosophy or Public and Development Management.

Second year: Social Work Theory and Practice, Psychology and Sociology or Social Anthropology.

Third year: Social Work Theory and Practice, Psychology or Sociology or Social Anthropology.

Fourth year: Social Work Theory and Practice.

See our Calendar entry for further information.

   Admission requirements

  • Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL
  • For the NSC an aggregate of at least 65% (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Home Language 50%
  • First Additional Language 40%