A national first for London Met's Social Work BSc

Course becomes first in the UK to be validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Date: 08 August 2019

London Met’s Social Work BSc has become the first social work course in the country to be fully validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

The CIH validation will enable social workers to engage positively with housing on the front line once they graduate. The pressure on newly qualified social workers will be reduced, and the validation will help promote understanding between two the professions.

Graduates of the social work course, which is already recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), will now gain a professional validation and free student membership of the CIH.

Head of the School of Social Professions, Kelly Cooper, said: "We are proud to be run the first course in the UK to be validated by the CIH. This partnership will help our graduates gain employment, and enable them to help people with complex issues. The professional recognition is part of our commitment to professional development, social mobility and social justice."