Core Module Information
Module title: Social Work Practice 1

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: HSC11116
Module leader: Jana Rek
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module complies with requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council, providing direct, assessed practice with service users. You will be placed within carefully selected placement agencies across a wide range of settings, from Local Authority teams to third sector organisation, schools, primary health and residential homes for older people. Placements may include settings where you are working in integrated Health and Social Care teams and/or alongside students from the MSc Physiotherapy or MSc Occupational Therapy programmes. You will have an allocated case load, providing a range of learning experiences. Practice is supervised by Practice Educators, who have attained a recognised qualification in assessing Social Work Students in Practice Placements. Where Practice Educators are “off-site”, they will be supported by on-site Link-workers, who will be responsible for day-to-day supervision and contribute to the assessment. Practice Educators have responsibility for selecting suitable work for you, in liaison with you, your Practice Tutor and agency management.

You can find comprehensive details about how we will prepare you for placement, the allocation process, what is involved in being on placement and how you will be assessed, in the Module Handbook.

This module is designed to address all six SiSWE Standards.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Learning Outcomes for Social Work Practice 1 are aligned to the Standards in Social Work Education (2003). Upon completion of this module you will therefore be able to:

LO1: Evaluate the effectiveness of your preparation for and work with, individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to assess their needs and circumstances;
LO2: Critically review and evaluate plans for and implementation of social work practice with individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and other professionals;
LO3: Critically reflect on ability to assess and manage risk to individuals, families, carers, groups, communities, self and colleagues;
LO4: Appraise the extent to which you demonstrate professional competence in social work practice;
LO5: Exercise appropriate judgement in managing and being accountable, with supervision and support, for own social work practice within placement organisation;
LO6: Critically reflect on skills and abilities to support individuals to represent and manage their needs, views and circumstances.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, PLACEMENT LEARN,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Yates
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 50 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 13
Placement (Report) 50 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 13
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC11116 Social Work Practice 1