Assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) (degree level)

Key features

This 10 credit degree-level module will enable you to attain the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment level of the Professional Capabilities Framework. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of roles and tasks in your practice and become more effective in your interventions, which will in turn allow you to build on your confidence and earn the confidence of others.

Through guided workshops, a range of practice activities and the creation of a portfolio of work with your employer, you will learn how to develop the application of knowledge and understanding to your area of social work practice and how to critically analyse the effectiveness of your practice through the use of reflection tools and supervision. You will also increase your skill and knowledge base to be consistent with confident, critically reflective and effective social work while developing the ability to apply professional values to complex situations within organisational restraints.

This module can be taken as a standalone CPD short course or as preparation for studying a number of MSc Advanced Professional Practice social work pathways.

Course details

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate you have the ability to apply knowledge and theoretical understanding to your area of social work practice, utilising current research, policy, legislation and theoretical frameworks and present it within an appropriately structured piece of academic work
  • demonstrate that you are able to critically analyse the effectiveness of your practice through the use of reflection tools and supervision
  • demonstrate that you have developed a skill and knowledge base consistent with confident, critically reflective and effective social work, and consolidated your initial capabilities from the point of qualification as a social worker to the appropriate level of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment level of the Professional Capabilities Framework
  • demonstrate the ability to apply professional values to complex situations within organisational constraints.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is a final written assessment in the form of a 2,500 critical reflection.

You will also create of a portfolio of evidence with your employer making use of templates and documents in standard practice for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, including three observations and three reflections. (This portfolio does not form part of your assessment and is for employer use only).

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit). 

Module dates

The dates for the next delivery are to be confirmed.

Module lead – Julia Wheeler

The course offers you the opportunity to achieve 10 credits to accompany your Assessed and Supported Year of Employment portfolio.

Find out more about Julia Wheeler

Entry requirements

You should be in social work employment that would enable the completion of a portfolio of reflective work, with the support of your employer.

The module lead will consider any evidence of your potential ability to study at degree level, but as the module is intended to assist students who wish to study at degree level as a bridge to postgraduate study, you are not expected to have attained that level at the start of the module.

Fees and funding

Fees

Please see our professional development module fees page.

Funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.