Returning students will have the following changes to the structure of the course:
SW5703 – The 70-day first placement is reduced to 50 days with the option to add 20 days if required.
SW5708 – The 100-day first placement is reduced to 80 days with the option to add 20 days if required.
SW5703 and SW5708 are combined into a long 130 day placement with a week break between the 50 and 80 days. It will continue in the same placement with the same Practice Educator and Practice Tutor. Progression to the 80 placement SW5708 is dependent of successful completion of the assessment block SW5802 (assessment for the 50 day placement SW5703)
SW5802 will be modified to eliminate only the requirement for a final report in the ‘portfolio element’ all other elements remains unchanged.
Timings for the assessment block SW5801 and SW5806 are modified to have a delayed hand in deadline which is the last day of placement (50th day or 80th day) + 5 working days (the last day is the 70th or 100th day is the placement is extended).
Some returning students may have commenced the 50 day placement in the academic year 2020/2021, these students will continue with the changes as described above. Others are awaiting commencement in September 2021.