Traineeship Social Work


Doing a practice placement in Denmark will give you the possibilities to face new professional challenges and solutions within Social Work.

Exchange Programme

Possible Combinations

This Practice placement possibility can be combined with the Social Work module Vulnerable youth and social treatment, to give the student a semester exchange of up to 30 ECTS.

Target Group

The offer is well suited for students of Social Work, Teacher Education, Social Education, Sociology, Youth Work and/or Community Development programmes.

Suited for social work students from the Nordic countries or students proficient in English at an advanced level (B2 level and above in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)).


Doing a practice placement in Denmark offers a number of advantages. You can:

  • see how you can adapt to a different culture;
  • face new professional challenges and solutions;
  • get a broader understanding of Social Work;
  • expand your career opportunities.

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to to learn more. 

Teaching Methods

All contact between UCL University College and the practice placement student will be in English; there will also be oral counselling with the student during their practice placement period with a supervisor from the Social Work programme.

Counselling for Nordic students can also occur in Danish, if preferred.


In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to be reliable and attend work as agreed upon with the practice placement workplace. A minimum of sick days will be allowed. The student must actively contribute to completion of their appointed tasks, cooperate with colleagues at the practice placement site, as well as follow the guidance and counselling which they receive from the supervisor at the workplace.

In addition, the practice placement will be monitored by a UCL University College instructor, who will also have a supervisory role during the practice placement.


The student will follow the examination requirements from the programme in their home country and complete their examination in their home country, according to the requirements, which are applicable there.

UCL University College will provide the home institution with a status and information as to the student’s progress during the practice placement.

If agreed upon between the home HEI and Social Work at UCL University College, UCL can assess the student. Arrangements and assessment form must be agreed upon between UCL and the student’s home HEI before the practice placement begins.

Anne-Sofie Hedengran Vedel International coordinator
Heather Johannsen International Coordinator