London Met to be sole provider of social work training award

The University is the only higher education institution which has been granted the contract to deliver the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment award.
Date: 14 February 2018

London Metropolitan University has been contracted to deliver the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme on behalf of the North East London Partnership.

The University is the only higher education institution which has been granted the contract by the North East London Partnership and the ASYE programme will be delivered on behalf of Waltham Forest, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Barking and Dagenham demonstrating the University’s commitment to transforming lives.

Dr Allister Butler, Head of Social Work Subject Area at London Met, said: “We are delighted that we have been granted the contract to deliver the ASYE award to Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) on behalf of the North East London Partnership.

“We regard this an excellent opportunity to support workforce development strategies by supporting local authorities embed and deliver post qualifying continuous professional development social work education and training. Working alongside our partners is a vital part of our provision and we are looking forward to building on this success.”

The accolade comes after the department was announced as the ‘Preferred Provider of Social Work in North East London’ in 2017 and means that London Met are the valued and preferred providers of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training for Newly Qualified Social Workers.

“Being given the contract to deliver the ASYE means the Social Work department are also being regarded as good providers of not only traditional undergraduate and postgraduate awards but we are also now in an excellent position to provide post qualifying/CPD courses,” Dr Butler explained.

Launched in 2012, the ASYE promotes consistency and a joint approach for the support of NQSWs. The North East London Partnership consists of local authorities all committed to this mission. Their aim is to ensure that social work will be delivered to a high standard.

Suzanne Burley, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the School of Social Professions, said: “The School of Social Professions welcomes this news as it really strengthens our role in providing highly qualified professionals for the public service workforce in London.”