Learning and assessment
Our programme is built around The College of Social Work’s requirements for practice placements, coupled with a clear system of curriculum development as you progress through the stages of the programme.
You will undertake two assessed practice placements: the first placement in year one and the final
placement in year two. The placements will be with different service user groups and with a minimum of one placement that will allow you to undertake statutory interventions. These placements, along with the 30 days skills preparation and the teaching and learning strategies employed on the programme, will enable you to critically analyse and reflect on your practice and learning.
Our proven skills in teaching rest upon a commitment to clear learning outcomes, a structured system of progression, imaginative assessments and the provision of safe, stimulating learning environments. Our lecturers have a variety of specialist practice, academic and research skills as well as a commitment to providing high quality teaching and learning.
All assessments test skills in critical analysis and reflective practice in the integration of the practice and theory of social work. Prior to starting each placement you will be assessed on your ‘fitness to practice’ and suitability for social work training, and you will be expected to pass your placement at the required level.
Other forms of assessment include:
- individual and group presentations and exercises
- video and taped practice submissions
- participation in ‘virtual learning’ exercises
- formal examinations.