170 days of practice learning within partner agencies are an integral part of the course; there will be a 70-day placement in year 1 and a 100 day placement in year 2. There will also be 30 days of training in skills relevant to practice over the duration of the course. Our partner agencies range from large statutory authorities to smaller private and voluntary agencies. This breadth ensures that students gain a variety of experiences that mirror the diverse roles and responsibilities in the arena of social care.
This is a two-year programme designed for postgraduates who wish to become social work practitioners. The initial qualification for social work is generic, preparing students to work in a range of settings and with a wide range of user groups. The curriculum framework based on the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) ensures the development of specific skills, common to all kinds of social work intervention.
Students will get experience of working with two different service user groups in two different practice settings.