‘How can I succeed in my placement?’ Your placement is a crucial part of your social work training - not only will a successful placement set you up to succeed in the rest of your degree, but it is also your chance to experience what real social work practice is like. This practical guide will takes you step by step through your social work placement, guiding you through what you will be expected to do, and helping you to make the most of your placement. You will learn how to apply the theory and skills you’ve learnt in practice, to your own observations as well as to your placement portfolio, and how to gain the feedback you need. The books is packed full of hands-on advice, alongside a variety of learning features: student voices talking about their own placement experiences, chapter checklists, reflective tasks, and potential placement pitfalls and opportunities which demonstrate different ways to approach situations you may encounter on placement.

Evidencing your capability on placement

Evidencing your capability on placement

Evidencing your capability on placement

This chapter will explore the expectations of compiling an evidence portfolio. It will offer advice on how to do this, including tips, strategies and advice. The chapter will provide examples of how to maximise evidence matching so that your evidence folder represents the breadth of work you have undertaken on placement and represents you well. By examining your learning from work undertaken, you are likely to enhance your development as you connect individual activity into holistic learning and are afforded the opportunity to reflect on your development from it.

Placement Perspective 8.1

Practice educator’s expectations of a student’s evidence

As a rule of the thumb, I expect social work students to provide evidence of the work that they ...

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