Applications for the latest cohort of Step Up to Social Work will open on the DfE website on the 15th February. The latest round of candidates for the 14-month fast-track programme will attend an online assessment centre, instead of the in-person event which took place for previous cohorts.

A total of 89 places are available in the region across two different teaching partnerships. West and North Yorkshire are offering 34 places, with 55 available in the Yorkshire & Humberside partnership.

The closing date for applications will be the 7th April. Interviews are expected to take place in June/July 2021. Successful applicants will start the Step Up to Social Work programme in January 2022 and finish in June or July 2023.

The assessment centre may be held virtually this year dependent on Covid restrictions, in this case applicants will complete this stage of the application process via video conferencing.


For more details on Step Up to Social Work, visit our FAQs page.

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