social work education

Widening participation in social work education, Hamilton, 30 September 2009

Video interviews with delegates at an Open University seminar held at Paisley University, Hamilton Campus, 30 September 2009.

Motivations for Undertaking the New Social Work Degree : Report - August 2005

In January 2005, the Social Work Services Policy Division of the Scottish Executive commissioned the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB) to undertake research to understand why social work students are undertaking the new social work degree and the postgraduate degree. This resource is the full report detailing the findings of this research.

Blended Learning in Social Care

This is a podcast of a workshop given at the E-Learning in the Workplace conference, January 2007. The workshop describes how the project developed blended learning resources and used these to support a blended approach within HNC Social Care, followed by a demonstration of sample resources.

Children and families select committee and taskforce propose overhaul of social work training

The proposals put forward by the Social Work Task Force and MPs to improve the training of social workers are examined. The introduction of the social work degree in 2003 undoubtedly raised the status of the profession. However, six years on, the taskforce and select committee are both questioning its content.

Practice Learning Qualification. PLQ(SS)

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. 

Insight 23 : motivations for undertaking the new social work degree

In January 2005, the Social Work Services Policy Division of the Scottish Executive commissioned the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB) to undertake research to understand why social work students are undertaking the new social work degree and the postgraduate degree. This resource outlines the key findings of this research.

Accessing social work training : reflections from a diversity perspective - Mono Chakrabati

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.

Continuous Learning Framework

The website of the Continuous Learning Framework which sets out what people working in social services need to be able to do their jobs well now and in the future and what their employer needs to do to support them.

Agency based practice learning opportunities in social work education

This podcast is an interview with Linda Bruce, the Robert Gordon University, on the topic of agency based practice learning opportunities in social work education.

Local and National Information Requirements for Social Work in Scotland : Joint Statement August 2000

This document concludes the first stage of a serious and systematic attempt to address the deficiencies in the social work information base in Scotland. Senior social work managers, the wider local government community, the Scottish Executive and the Accounts Commission for Scotland have all demonstrated their commitment to working together, through the Social Work Information Review Group, to define a list of information about social work that will meet the needs of all the organisations.