Social Media

This section contains contact details and links to the education institutions approved to deliver the Honours Degree in Social Work in Northern Ireland . Click on one of the titles below, or scroll down to find details of the relevant institutions.   Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) - The Queen's…
Continuing Professional Development for Social Work As with all professions, qualified social workers must develop their skills and qualifications throughout their career to keep their practice current. It is a requirement of professional registration with the NISCC that all registrants complete 90 hours/15 days of training and learning within each…
The Scottish Practice Learning Project (SPLP) is currently leading work on the development of a major new set of qualifications for those working in social services and related professions who are supporting learning in the workplace. These will be called the Practice Learning Qualifications (Social Services) or PLQ(SS). The framework…
Tuesday, 29 Aug, 2006

Greater London Post Qualifying

The Greater London Post Qualifying Consortium is the reference point for all qualified social workers in the Greater London area who wish to obtain UK-wide formal recognition for their continuing professional development through the post qualifying framework. Over 1400 social workers are registered with GLPQ and are working towards improving…
Wednesday, 28 Jun, 2006

Learning Networks Update

Cathy Macnaughton of the Scottish Practice Learning Project introduces Scotland’s four social service Learning Networks. Four Learning Networks have been established in Scotland to assist in the development of a confident and competent social service workforce. The Learning Networks will provide information and advice to help social service employers manage…
In the first of two articles, Neil Ballantyne and Keith Quinn (writing in a personal capacity), reflect on the case for informal learning in the workplace; and the role that newly emerging, participatory, web-based services might play in supporting it. More than ever before, staff in social services are being…
Bert Lawrie of Voluntary Service Aberdeen reports on a successful in-house HNC in Social Care. Voluntary Service Aberdeen is Scotland’s largest city-based charity employing over 700 staff in a variety of different settings. 200 of our staff work within residential childcare settings at Richmondhill House and Linn Moor School. At…
Thursday, 18 May, 2006

The APEL Route To Social Work

Care Appointments meets two men who've made the transition from Social Care to Social Work... So just what exactly is Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)? In basic terms, it’s a process where individuals who have considerable practical experience in a particular field can turn this experience into an academic…
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Dress for success

suitTop tips for interview attire

Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.


Resigning with class!

resigning150x100How to resign diplomatically

Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 


When the workplace is a hell place

unhappyBullying & harassment at work

Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.