HC Deb 23 March 2004 vol 419 c718W
13. Ms Munn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in increasing the number of people applying to courses leading to a qualification in social work [162791]

Dr. Ladyman

The introduction of the social work degree in September 2003, a non means tested bursary for students not supported through training by their employer and our on-going national recruitment campaign is having a positive effect on applications to approved courses and in widening participation. The last available data in 2002 showed an increase in applications of 6 per cent.

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