Skip to main content

A Career in Social Work


This resource has been developed to support people considering a career in social work. It includes content on what is social work, how to become a social worker, guidance and tips on applying to the Degree in Social Work and information on financial support for applicants to the Degree. You will also hear from social workers (why they chose social work and what they do) and from people/service users who have been supported by the social work profession.

Open Resource

Background and Credits

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council worked with Northern Ireland employers and people who use social work services to co-design and develop this resource. It has been funded by the Department of Health (DoH).

The resource was launched at the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership (NIDSWP) Annual Admissions Review on 19 November 2019.


If you need any help/support using/accessing the above digital resources, please email 

NB: The resources work best when launched from Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari web browsers.

Updated: 11/01/2024