Core Module Information
Module title: Practice Placement 2

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11152
Module leader: Hadijah Mwenyango
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module complies with requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council, (Standards and audit for practice learning opportunities) for students undertaking assessed practice with people receiving services and their carers.

This module includes 85 day assessed social work placement, which will be a different specialism than Social Work Placement 1. You will be placed within a carefully selected placement agency, which could be within a range of settings. These may include: Local Authority teams, third sector organisations, schools, primary health and/or residential settings.

You will have an allocated case load, providing a range of learning experiences. Your practice will be supervised by Practice Educators, who, have either attained a recognised qualification in assessing Social Work Students in Practice Placements or are in training themselves. If your Practice Educator is in training, they will also have a Practice Accessor assessing their own practice. Some Practice Educators may be “off-site”, which means they will not be working in the agency where you are placed. If this is situation for you, you will be supported by on-site Link-workers, who will be responsible for day-to-day supervision and contribute to your assessment. Practice Educators have responsibility for overseeing and selecting suitable work for you in liaison with yourself and your placement agency. Your Personal Development Tutor will have an overview of your learning needs and assigned work through the Practice Learning Agreement which is written and agreed at the beginning of your placement.

During your practice placement you will be compiling a portfolio of evidence which will be accessed, alongside three direct practice observations.

This module is designed to address all six SiSWE Standards and incorporates the Code of Practice for Social Workers.

You have to complete the full 85 days before you can submit your portfolio for assessment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Learning Outcomes for Practice Placement 2 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 including your adherence to the SiSWE and the SSSC Codes of 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.

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