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Module Title
Social Work Practice 1

Theory, Practice, Reflection, Integration

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMarch 2004
ApprovedSeptember 2004
AmendedMay 2014
Version No.5

Prerequisites for Module

Satisfactory completion of Stage 1 and a provisional pass in SS2004 Social Work Methods.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To provide practice experience which will enable the student to demonstrate competence in the SSSC requirements as contained in the Standards In Social Work Education Document, in a manner appropriate for a level 2 student.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Explain and apply relevant social policy and legislation to the practice setting.
2. Provide an informed assessment of a service user drawing on relevant theory.
3. Explain the process of working with a service user, making specific reference to social work concepts.
4. Describe personal and professional development, including the application of social work values, resulting from undertaking the placement.
5. Demonstrate competence in direct practice skills as required by the SSSC in a manner appropriate for a level 2 student.

Indicative Module Content

Direct practice experiences which will allow the student the opportunity to reflect, apply and integrate a range of values, theories and methods to social work practice.
Where a student's practice learning is undertaken in a child care setting they will draw from theory, practice and research of the subject matter and meet the expectations and knowledge requirement of key requirements of the key capaibilities in Child Care and Protection(Scottish Executive, 2006). All students on placements must address key requirement 1 of the key capabilities in child care and protection.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time
Direct Practice

Mode of Delivery

Period of direct practice.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4
Component 2 5

Learning Outcome 5 is assessed pass/fail within practice by the Practice Teacher.

Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4 are assessed by a practice based project.

Indicative Bibliography

1.Dependant on placement setting and client group.

Additional Notes


Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781