Module Leader: Laura Cook (l.cook@uea.ac.uk)

Module teacher: Laura Cook (l.cook@uea.ac.uk)

Credit value: 40 MA credits, year long module

Module fee: £990

Submission of summative assessed work: 15th January 2020, by 3pm

Credits from this 40-credit module can be put towards a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma or the MA in Advanced Social Work. Applications are open to newly qualified social workers.



The ASYE scheme is designed to help you as a newly qualified social worker (NQSW) to develop your skills, knowledge and capability and strengthen your professional confidence. It offers you regular and focused support through this first year of employment from both your employing agency and the University. As a NQSW you will work towards a 40 credit Masters module alongside your day to day practice as a new worker. The ASYE programme and module fit with the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework for social work and the Knowledge and Skills statements.

The module is for NQSWs in both adult and children’s services.



You will be linked to an agency based supervisor/assessor, who will be a qualified social worker, and receive support for your development from your employer. You will also receive a UEA workbook including detailed guidance, reading and learning activities. There will also be two teaching days led by UEA staff and you will have access to on-line resources via Blackboard.



Assessment will be ongoing at three review points through the year (at approximately 3 months, 6 months and 9-11 months). You will submit one academic assignment towards the end of the year. This will be a 4000 word Critical Reflection (due on Wed 15 Jan 2020, by 3pm). The assignment will build on learning from your practice, from the reviews and from reading throughout the NQSW year. It will be marked at UEA and marks and feedback will be shared with agencies and form part of the final agency ASYE assessment. Passing the ASYE will not necessarily be dependent on passing the academic module.



The learning for the module focuses on critical reflection and the integration of knowledge with practise. The teaching will cover areas such as making use of supervision and resilience and will be informed by the Key Skills Statements for both Children and Families and Adult social work. The module is also informed by the holistic assessment required by the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) Domains at the level of the first year of employment.



There are 2.5 teaching days in the north of the region (Norwich) and 2.5 in the south (Chelmsford). Teaching will be delivered by Laura Cook and colleagues, and will follow a seminar-style format. In order to prepare for the sessions, students will need to undertake some reading in advance. The module handbook will be available in an electronic format, and will contain the seminar readings. Students are advised to read this handbook in advance of the seminars. Each of the teaching days will run from 10am-4pm. Tea and coffee will be provided from 9.30 am onwards for a prompt 10 am start. The final half day will focus on the assignment. Lunch will not be provided



Boudicca Hotel. Caistor Hall, Stoke Rd, Caistor St Edmund, Norwich NR14 8QN

Tues 20th June 2019

Wed 9th October 2019

Wed 6th November 2019 (am only)


Chelmsford - County Hotel, Chelmsford CM1 2PZ

Wed 23rd October 2019

Wed 21st November 2019 (am only)

The hand in date for the Critical Reflection assignment for both North and South is Wed 15th Jan 2020.



Please contact your agency Workforce Development link person about the application process. Since this will be your first CPD module at UEA you will need to register with UEA Admissions.

Please ensure you have approval from your agency before you enrol.

Please confirm details of the module (dates, locations, submission) once you are registered with UEA.

Applications for 2019-20 should be submitted to UEA by 5th June 2019.

Please be aware that teaching, assessment dates and venues, are subject to change. All up to date information will be available via your UEA Evision account once you are enrolled onto the module.