Social Work Practice 2 (867L5)

Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

The second (final) practice learning opportunity includes a 100-day placement and the accompanying practice development workshops (30 in total over the period of two years) This placement will provide the opportunity for you to:

  • Undertake direct practice with service users and carers which further develop their communication skills. You should be able to use more autonomy and professional judgment, under supervision, but not hold case responsibility including responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
  • Work with more complex casework including assessment, case planning, intervention and review, including those challenging situations where risk is present.
  • To practice, wherever possible, in a different setting from the first placement with a different service user and/or carer group, including vulnerable groups.
  • To apply further social work law and relevant social work knowledge, concepts, theory and research. You will be encouraged to apply evidence-based methods of intervention and develop skills to equip yourself once qualified.
  • To work in accordance with Social Work Professional Regulator’s standards and codes of conduct and behaviours.
  • To develop and demonstrate knowledge, skills, values and capabilities in accordance with the relevant social work professional standards students need to be able to demonstrate at the end of the last placement.

By the end of last placement/the completion of qualifying programmes, newly qualified social workers should have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and values to work with a range of user groups, and the ability to undertake a range of tasks at a foundation level, the capacity to work with more complex situations; they should be able to work more autonomously, whilst recognising that the final decision will still rest with their supervisor; they will seek appropriate support and supervision.

We make every effort to negotiate with our placement hosts to provide a range of learning experiences relevant to your needs in order to prepare you for practice after your training. You will be advised to maintain the relevant professional standards and conduct at all times to ensure client confidentiality wherever you practice your skills.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.