Learning Network West

 

A unique organisation in the West of Scotland supporting social work education.


Learning Network West



Supporting leadership education,
skills and knowledge in social services.

 

Learning Network West

 


Mental Health Officer award
programme Development in practice teaching.

 

Learning Network West

 


Developing practice learning opportunities with statutory and third sector

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Learning Network West

Dear colleagues and partners,

We hope that you are managing as best you can in these unprecedented times and give our warmest regards to you all especially for the work undertaken by frontline health and social care staff and volunteers.

Like you we are stunned to find ourselves in these present circumstances. We hope you are all keeping well, staying at home and protecting our NHS. Network staff too are working from home and we will continue to do so for as long as we can.

Our work in supporting social work education continues and in this new world it takes a different form with more activities such as the PDAPL and Link worker Training online.

For the PDAPL we will be in touch with learners, assessors, verifiers and other contributors over the coming period with more detailed information. We have been working closely with other key stakeholders, particularly the Scottish Social Services Council and Scottish Qualification Authority to plan for a full resumption of activities at the earliest and safest opportunity. We continue to plan for an Autumn Cohort and details can be found on our Practice Learning page. Above all we work on the basis that no-one should be placed at a disadvantage as a result of current circumstances and will endeavour to make all reasonable adjustments to support learners progress on the award. We intend to support our PDAPL candidates remotely and have systems in place to continue the assessment and verification process. For more information contact Darren on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our MHO candidates are being fully briefed on where the programme lies presently and the deadline for applications for the 20/21 MHO programme has been removed and is currently open-ended. For more information contact Mary Jo on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due to Covid-19 all social work student placements were suspended and we understand the difficulties and challenges this presents for students, placement agencies and practice teachers. For latest placement information for practice teachers and agencies please contact Tony or Cath on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All students should link directly with their course provider.

We remain committed to supporting you and our programmes during this period and have begun exploring online training and forums such as “coffee and conversation”, Lunch Space and Practice Wisdom.

In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact the network through any of the details above or myself This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Caty on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Chloe on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keep safe and well

 Anne

Manager

Learning Network West

3rd April 2020