social work education

Effective engagement in social work education

This online guide contains evidence-based examples of good practice and is intended to support universities and colleges to engage effectively with people who use services and carers in their social work and social care training.

SCIE resource guide 5: teaching and learning communication skills in social work education

This resource guide is about teaching and learning communication skills in social work qualifying education. It is intended to be a resource for all of those involved in teaching and learning on the new social work degree.

Interprofessional education for qualifying social work

This resource is a review of Interprofessional education for qualifying social work.

The framework for social work education in Scotland

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.

Continuous learning framework

The Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) was developed by IRISS in conjunction with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for the whole social services workforce. The CLF aims to improve the quality of outcomes for people using social services by supporting the people who are involved in delivering these services to be the best they can be.

Building user and carer involvement in social work education (At a glance 19)

This summary looks at the support required to effectively involve users and carers in social work education. It is aimed at both social work educators and service users and carers.

SCIE Guide 4: Involving service users and carers in social work education

In 2003 the Department of Health introduced a new qualification for social workers. Previously a diploma, for the first time the social work qualification became a three-year degree course, a move which reflected the difficulty and professionalism of the job. Also for the first time, universities and colleges offering the degree were required to involve service users and carers in the design and delivery of the programme.

Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection

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.

Investigating Crime using the British Crime Survey

This resource uses the study of crime in society to show how existing data sources can be utilised, and as such, this project is relevant to a range of social science disciplines, such as sociology, politics, psychology and media studies. The project is also relevant to citizenship studies. The resources can be used for A level syllabi but are also highly applicable for undergraduate and postgraduate learning.

Skills development and theorising practice in social work education

This report describes a project that sought to analyse and evaluate a particular academic course unit entitled 'Skills development and theorising practice', which ran in 2002-2003 as part of the old Diploma in Social Work. The aim was to gain a greater understanding of how student development could be facilitated in these key areas of practice.