MA in Social Work - Placements
In total students spend 170 days on placement in two different practice learning settings. The two placements are in different types of settings. For example, working with different service-user groups or in different sectors of social work provision. Students are supervised and assessed by qualified social workers and are expected to produce a practice learning portfolio. Students are required to undertake a number of activities on the course in order to prepare for their placement experience.
Practice Learning Partnership (PLP)
PLP consists of local social work agencies, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. PLP and their associates seek to promote opportunities for high quality social work education and training in the region. Currently the PLP consists of the following:
- Barnsley Social Services Department
- Derbyshire Social Services
- Doncaster Social Services
- Rotherham Social Services
- Sheffield Social Services
- Nottingham Social Services
- Sheffield Hallam University
- The Voluntary Consortium for Social Work Education and Training;
- University of Sheffield.
This partnership has an overall objective of providing high quality practice learning in the region. The social work agencies, together with the educational establishments associated with the partnership, share a commitment to working together to secure the effective development, provision and management of a range of high quality, cost effective, widely accessible opportunities for practice learning. This commitment is rooted in the principles of equality of opportunity and anti-racist, anti-discriminatory practice.
The above details may be subject to change as the programme develops in response to new guidance from the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).