You will be taught in the award-winning Practice Learning Suite by well-established and published academics that have practice and research experience in social work.
We are involved in a unique teaching partnership with seven local authorities and two voluntary sector agencies.
Placements will be supported by studies of assessment, intervention, evaluation, safeguarding, evidence-based practice, research and law.
Employment skills workshops are provided by the partnership to maximise your chances of securing employment within the partnership at graduation.
Students will be provided with relevant learning opportunities and supported and supervised by practice learning staff.
By the end of their placement, students will be expected to evidence their practice against the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) at the standard required for students at the end of their first placement.30 credits This module builds upon level 4 studies of human growth and development; sociology, psychology and law.In this module students will develop a holistic approach to assessment, planning and intervention that is critically reflective, analytic and is informed by a clear value-base that reflects an awareness of diversity and rights, and includes individual and team approaches to risk and encourages service user self-assessment.You will study best practice with adults and children, engaging with areas such as mental health, disability, adoption and fostering, substance misuse, children in conflict with the law, and domestic violence.You will choose a specialist practice area to explore in depth.Service users and carers provide simulated interviews in the Practice Learning Suite.30 credits The module provides students with an understanding of human growth and development by reviewing theoretical perspectives and research regarding infant, child, adolescent and adult development across the life course.Legal and policy frameworks are central to an understanding of the role of professionals in making judgements and decisions affecting the lives of people who use social work services.The module will introduce students to key concepts for understanding the significance of law and policy for social work, drawing on historical perspectives and highlighting important areas of law and policy for contemporary practice.Students will be encouraged to recognise the links with ethical frameworks studied in other modules on the programme.In Year 2, you will study models on reflection, assessment, intervention, evaluation, safeguarding, evidence-based practice and law.