The degree in social work is the standard UK qualification for those seeking to work as social workers. It was introduced in England in 2003 and 2004, replacing the Diploma in Social Work, and has recently undergone significant reforms to strengthen professional practice standards and requirements.
Students are required to spend 200 days in practice learning. This should include three elements –
30 days of skills practice (at York, these are integrated into academic modules throughout the programme, predominantly in year 1);
70 days first placement;
100 days final placement.
This module is the 70 day first placement.
Module learning outcomes
During the first placement students will acquire ‘professional capabilities’ across 9 ‘domains’ at the level appropriate to the End of First Placement. Details are at: