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    Hi,

    I really want to do the Open University social work degree, only it says you need to be working in a social care agency.
    Would it be possible for me to just get some work experience somewhere like HomeStart as a home support volunteer or maybe volunteering or working in a care home and do the degree along side that.

    Any advice?
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    The Social Work degree doesn't just require you to work in social care, but you'll also need to be sponsored for the degree programme by your employer, and they're the ones who actually apply on your behalf to the programme.

    You'll probably want to make some inquiries to HR managers of agencies near you as to their ability to sponsor volunteers, or employment opportunities which would enable them to.
 
 
 
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