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Refresher Training for Experienced Practice Educators & Coaches

Part of BASW's Taught Skills Development Programme

Online training session delivered via MS teams with limited group sizes to allow for full interaction with other delegates and the trainer.

Course Outline:

This course is aimed at experienced Practice Educators, NQSW Assessors and Coaches that are interested in refreshing their knowledge and reflecting on their own practice. This half-day session will explore the new Social Work England Standards for Social Work England 2021 and the refreshed 3rd Edition Quality Assurance in Practice Learning (QAPL) Guidance issued by BASW.

The session will look at the current emphasis on the need to provide support for training and newly qualified Social Workers to protect their Wellbeing and the need for Practice Education to go further in supporting Social Workers in their consideration of diversity.

Learning Methods:

This training is delivered using an online interactive classroom approach and all delegates will be expected to take part to ensure an effective adult learning experience. Using whiteboards and breakout rooms, a combination of learning methods will be used throughout the day, including trainer presentation and group work in the form of case studies and reflection dilemmas to support application to practice. Local templates and expectations will be embedded in the programme where required and appropriate

Learning Outcomes:

This course will provide participants with the following learning outcomes:

• To have an understanding of the Social Work England Standards for Social Work Education.

• To refresh understanding of Quality Assurance in Practice Learning (QAPL) Guidance and to reflect on how we Quality Assure our own practice.

• Reflect and consider how we can support training and newly qualified Social Workers to develop emotional intelligence and professional resilience and to empower them to ask for help if they need it.

• To reflect on how we can proactively support the well-being of Social Workers.

• To reflect on how we can support Social Workers to be effective in their consideration of diversity and ensure that cultural curiosity is a meaningful part of their practice that improves the experience of service-users.

Resources Required:

All delegates will need a laptop with a functioning Microphone and Camera to allow effective participation and a strong stable internet connection. Where possible delegates should be using the Microsoft Teams Desktop App and have ensured it is fully updated. Zoom can be used as an alternative by agreement. Laptops should have an up-to-date Browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Programme Outline:

9.00 Log-in – Check your connection, camera & mic (the get a cuppa)

9.30 Introduction to the session and the tech

9.45 SWE Standards:

• What are they?

• What is new?

• What does it mean for us/students in practice?

10.20 QUAPL Guidance:

• What are the key requirements of effective QA?

• How can we effectively Quality Assure Ourselves?

• What does it mean for us/those we supervise in Practice?

10.50 SCREEN-Break

11.10 Emotional Intelligence / Professional Resilience / Proactive Support.

• What can we teach? What can we model?

• What is the SW’s responsibility? What is ours?

• How can we be proactive?

• What does it mean for us/those we supervise in Practice?

11.40 Promoting Cultural Curiosity and Effective Anti-discriminatory Practice

• Self-Assessing & reflecting on our own competence.

• Considering how to promote effective reflection on the importance of recognising and respecting difference and effectively practicing in a way that meaningfully embeds the principles of equality and diversity into practice.

• What does it mean for us/those we supervise in Practice?

12.15 Final reflections and questions

12.30 Close

The Trainer

Chloe Whittal - Director DCC-i

Chloe is a qualified SWE registered Social Worker who has worked in both voluntary sector and in statutory service settings, including practice as a Consultant Social Worker within children's safeguarding services.

​Chloe holds qualifications in Social Work, Counselling, Diploma in Systemic Family Therapy, Practice Education, Management and Leadership and Training. ​She has recently completed her BIA training and has starting practicing as an independent BIA.

Chloe oversees DCC-i's children and family offers, and provides leadership across their ASYE / NQSW and Practice Education / Assessor programmes.