The course is both academic and practice-based, you will complete a minimum of 200 days practice learning across the two years. Half of the programme is devoted to supervised practice in social service agencies, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn through observation, rehearsal and performance. The social work placements take place in the local authorities of Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Ceredigion.
Your learning will be assessed through written essays, oral presentations, I.T. based exercises, reflective commentaries and portfolio work across the two years of study.
Practice placements are assessed by a combination of written work, observed practice and personal assessments using the National Occupational Standards for Social Work.
You will also be expected to complete a research dissertation and poster presentation in your second year of study (15,000 words approx.) with support from an assigned supervisor.
For this year, this course will be taught in a ‘blended’ way. This means that some teaching will be done online and some will be on campus.
You’re face-to-face, on campus sessions will be a mixture of:
Clinical skills and practical sessions
Action learning sets
Clinical competency outcomes
Student welfare support
Your online learning and teaching may include:
Peer Group Work
Academic consultation office hours
Virtual OSCE practice/assessment
Hot topic debates and discussions
Self-paced module content