All social work students are required to complete a 100 day final placement. Your final placement is designed to prepare you for your first job as a qualified social worker (see End of Final Placement: Student PCF Descriptors).
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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 –
This module is the 100 day second placement.
During the second placement students will acquire ‘professional capabilities’ across 9 ‘domains’ at Qualifying level. Details are at:
Students will also gain an understanding of the role of the KSS as a framework for post-qualifying practice, in preparation for future employment. Details of the KSS for adult social work can be found at:
Details of the KSS for child and family social work can be found at:
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End of placement report
Pass/fail & Non-compensatable
Students receive feedback from their Practice Educator as part of the report writing process. Students are informed about their grade (P/F) within 4 weeks of submission.
Lomax, R. (2010) Surviving your social work placement. New York : Palgrave Macmillan.