Social Work degree

Podcast of a talk by Mono Chakrabati, Emeritus Professor in Glasgow School of Social Work, given at "Widening participation in social work education - taking stock and looking forward", University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus, 30/09/2009.

Booklet explaining the different ways service users or carers can assist with the work of the Faculty of Health & Social Care at the Open University. Opportunities available include the development of courses and the selection and training of students.

This project shines a spotlight on the social work qualifying degrees in Scotland with a particular emphasis on the relationship between the SiSWE and the SCQF. It seeks to understand how these two frameworks align to support improved standards of student attainment at a time when the profession has moved from a diploma to degree level qualification.

Document detailing the framework for social work education in Scotland which consists of the Scottish requirements for social work training, an introduction to the standards in social work education and the standards in social work education.

The Key Capabilities (KC) in Child Care and Protection are designed to allow students within social work degree programmes to map their specific learning in this area whilst achieving the more generic Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE). The KCs further allow social work students to evidence their learning in child care and protection by their progress being assessed at the mid and end points of the programme.

A survey carried out by Community Care has found a chronic shortage of statutory practice placements for students in London. This article looks difficulties some student social workers have had in finding a placement, and the poor quality if some placements provided.

The Practice Learning Qualification (Social Services) is a suite of qualifications set at four different levels and aimed at supporting the learning of staff and students in the workplace.

The qualifications reflect the importance of practice learning throughout the workforce and enable those involved in supporting practice learning at all levels of their organisation to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills. 

More information and downloads available from http://www.sssc.uk.com/Learning/practice-learning-qualifications-social-services-plq-ss.html