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Social Work graduates celebrate 100% success

07 October 2022

​Social Work graduates from University College Jersey (UCJ) are celebrating a 100% pass rate, with almost half of those graduates receiving a First-Class Honours. 

At UCJ’s graduation ceremony today (Friday 7 October), five Social Work BA (Hons) students are graduating with 2:1 and four are graduating with First-Class Honours.

The course was first launched in Jersey in 2019 and is accredited by the University of Sussex. This means that students at UCJ study the same material, sit the same assessments and exams, and are awarded the same professional accreditation as their counterparts at the University of Sussex.

Introducing this degree course on-Island was the third recommendation made by the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, with an aim to build a highly skilled workforce of social workers and reduce the Island’s reliance on temporary and agency staff.

This year, UCJ received an overall pass rate of 98% across all their courses. The UCJ team has been delivering degree-level education to Jersey students for over 20 years and has a growing portfolio of higher education programmes on Island - including BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development, BSc (Hons) Digital Technology being introduced this year, and BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting planned for next year. 

Assistant Minister for Children and Education, Connétable Richard Vibert, said: “I would like to congratulate UCJ and our local students who are graduating with well-deserved achievements. 

“This has been a significant step forward in building a home-grown workforce of social workers and three years later, we now have nine highly-skilled graduates who will be able to support children, young people, and vulnerable adults.” 

More information about the degree is available on the University College Jersey website.

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