After feedback from ASYEs and practitioners the University of Sheffield’s ASYE module has been revised. The revisions were agreed at November’s SYTP Strategy Board and this will now be rolled out to all Partners.
From February 2019 the ASYE module will consist of a 2 one day workshops, which will run 3 times a year. At the 6 month review period each ASYE will have a meeting with their Team Manager/Social Work Consultant and a decision will be made about whether they are ready to be put forward for the ASYE module. If it has been agreed their name will be forwarded to the ASYE Lead at the University of Sheffield, Lynda Hughes. The ASYE will then be contacted with the dates they have been allocated. The final assessment, after the 2 one day workshops will be a 15 minute presentation on a topic they will be given before hand.
The CPD module will still carry 15 credits. Further information please contact ASYE Module Lead – Lynda.Hughes@sheffield.ac.uk Lecturer at the University of Sheffield
The South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership (SYTP) have worked collaboratively to develop a number of initiatives aimed at supporting progression and career pathways for our social workers – through their initial training, to their ASYE and beyond. For example:
- Purest statutory placements have been provided to 99% of students for a second year running
- Placement 1 has been extended to 100 days to enhance student skills and experience
- We have developed a series of workshops for students to increase knowledge around current social work frontline practice and employability skills
- Employability rates have increased, with more students obtaining jobs within SYTP LAs following graduation
- We work closely with Children’s Social Work Matters to advertise jobs to students and NQSWs
- We have developed a robust, shared ASYE programme for children and adults services
- We have developed an Advanced Practitioner Framework to provide accredited CPD opportunities linked to clear career pathways.
For further information, please see Case study – Progression