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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council in partnership with Ulster University, Queen’s University Belfast and the Departments of Health and Education, developed a series of Understanding Child Development Apps. Social work is increasingly a mobile profession and the new Apps provide a response to the demands and pressures of this…
The School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh has announced details of their 2018 conference for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW). The theme of the NQSW Conference this year is Building the future: Shaping our social work identity and it will take place on May 31…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has announced a five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) starts this month. The study will explore how new social workers develop in their early careers and the SSSC are asking all NQSWs who registered in 2016 to fill…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has issued new guidance for trainers working with newly qualified social workers (NQSW), social workers and other professionals who work in adult care and community care settings, particularly as frontline practitioners and team managers. The guidance shows you how you can use the online…
A recent Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) conference explored the challenges facing a social work student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work as a newly qualified social worker (NQSW). GCU, in partnership with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Institute for Research and Innovation in Social…
New guidance is now available for trainers working with newly qualified social workers (NQSW), social workers and other professionals who work in adult care and community care settings, particularly as frontline practitioners and team managers. The guidance shows you how you can use the online resource to enhance practice across…
Northamptonshire County Council’s new Social Work Academy have been inundated with over 200 applicants attempting to secure one of 15 course places. The academy, which launched in October 2014, offers graduates a year-long intensive training and support programme but crucially more support and a lighter workload to others training for…
If you have completed your Honours Degree in Social Work, your NISCC student registration will end and you must transfer to the social work part of the NISCC register. The transfer form is available to download below and you reminded to ask your course tutor to endorse your application before…
Rebecca Joy Novell shares the best advice she was given while looking for a job as a newly qualified social worker Approaching the end of my masters was a very daunting experience. As soon as I mentioned to qualified practitioners that I was trying to find work as a newly…
A new film highlighting the importance of supporting newly qualified social workers(NQSW) has been released by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (Scie). During their first year in practice Social workers will need to develop skills, knowledge and professional competence. Support for this period is known as the 'Assessed and…