Selection and admission of students for social work education: key issues and debates in relation to practice and policy in England

This project set out to examine the recruitment and selection of students for social work degree programmes in England. Existing publicly available data were drawn from Higher Education Institution (HEI) websites, online prospectuses, UCAS databases and GSCC statistical records. In addition, a web-based survey tool was used to gather from admissions tutors the details of their selection processes, and to identify examples of good practice. Programmes providing initial qualifications in social work at Masters-level were not included. The research was funded by SWAP.