Pre-requisites: SCS6063, SCS6065

Co-requisites: SCS6064

Aims/Description: All students following a qualifying level social work programmes are expected to undertake a total of 200 practice learning days, including approved independent study time. The second practice placement is for 103 daysand is linked to the Year Two taught modules. It provides opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of the legislation, policy and guidance informing practice by working with a service user group different to the one worked with during practice placement one. They will also have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to direct work with service users, improve skills in working in organisations and increase their understanding of, and skills in, working in a multi-disciplinary context, with a particular emphasis on safeguarding issues. The placement also incorporates 3 skills development days, as set out in the new national curriculum proposals to further enhance their learning on more specialist skills.

Staff Contact: DILLON JOANNE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Independent Study

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