I've stepped foot into nursing & have decided it's not for me. I've always deep down wanted to be a social worker but felt the hours & job itself can be too much. However, I currently work in social care in a nursing home & would really like to begin training to be a social worker for older peoples services. The trouble is, I don't know where to start. Open Uni have great courses that can kick start me but can I ask my employer to register as a placement for me to work at? Does it get me registered as a SW? Can I use the qualification to work in different departments?