ASYE Consolidation of Practice (short course)

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Why study this course?

The ASYE Consolidation of Practice module will provide Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) with a range of current skills and knowledge regarding contemporary social work practice. Upon completion of this course you'll be in a position to enrol on other modules e.g. Practice Education, to further enhance their career progression.

More about this course

There is a national driver that all Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) will engage in a post qualifying ASYE (Assessed and Supported year in Employment) award. All local authorities have to ensure that they enrol their NQSW’s on a ASYE course.

This course is not only responding to market demand, it's also based on robust market intelligence.

This course responds to the Pan London social work sectors workforce development plans by providing and delivering a Consolidation of Practice module.


Given that this is a post qualifying module aimed at Newly Qualified Social Workers engaged in their ASYE (Assessed and Supported year in Employment) both assessment tasks are linked directly to the students direct social work practice. Furthermore, the assessment tasks are aimed at consolidation of social work practice. 

Assessment 1: written observation report (pass/fail)

Observation of Direct Practice/Line Manager report

Grading: Pass/Fail

Two observations of direct practice will take place. These observations will form part of the existing in-house ASYE programme delivered by each of the five local authorities.

At least one of the observations must be with a service user.

Linked to the intervention and skills domains within the PCF.

Ideally the observer will be the candidate’s line manager. An alternative person could be identified as the observer (eg Team Manager, Senior Practitioner, Principal Social Worker, Workforce Manager). The line manager (or designated professional) will complete the observation report which will focus on the candidate’s ability to meet each domain, while referring to the PCF at the ASYE level. The template adopted for this assessment will be the National Guidance template for ASYE observation assessment.

Assessment 2: written essay (critical case study)

Weighting: 100%

Word count: 2000

Candidates will reflect upon a live case study from their own practice and provide a reflective and evidence based account of how this has consolidated and enhanced their professional practice (linked to PCF and KSS).

Candidates are required to obtain one piece of feedback from the service user, and reflect upon this feedback in terms of the professional development within the ASYE year. The line manager (or designated professional) will review the critical reflection case study and verify that the candidate has met the requirements of the PCF (at ASYE Social Worker level). The case study will be moderated by an academic at London Met.

The final mark will be derived from a consensus based discussion between the line manager and the academic tutor.

Fees and key information

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:


  • Nominated by your local authority/employer
  • Be a NQSW (Newly Qualified Social Worker)
  • HCPC registered as a Social Worker in England

Course structure

The course will teach you:

  • Ethical challenges and dilemmas within practice
  • Skills of critical reflection for professional development
  • Consolidating and building knowledge and skills within the PCF domains and KSS statements
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience
  • Principles of evidence based practice/being research minded
  • Applied Social Work theory
  • Effective use of supervision
  • Using knowledge to reflect and evaluate practice
  • Examining professional identity/becoming a capable Social Worker
  • Working with risk (assessment, analysis and management)

The delivery pattern will be scheduled as:

  • Seven face to face teaching days (six hours per day)
  • One recall day
  • One day for work in the library

 Total delivery: Eight days

Course dates

September 2018.

Part-time day.

Block delivery. Eight days of training. Once a month for Eight months. Six hours of delivery per day.


A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff
  • If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions before applying.

How to apply

The candidates will first be nominated by the Local Authority/employer (based on a robust interview and selection process). Thereafter the candidate will apply through the Course Administrator.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.