This graduate recruitment scheme started in 2010. It targets career switchers who do not have a background in social care but who have some experience of working with children and young people.
- The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 degree or a 2:2 plus a higher level qualification.
- Trainees complete a post-graduate diploma (and social work qualification) over 14 months.
- Candidates receive a grant (around £19,000) and have their tuition fees paid.
- The curriculum is devised by regional partnerships of councils and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
A Community Care overview of the new fast-track schemes is available here.