Course Information & Application

Cohort 19

Downloads application pack:

Important information for sponsoring agencies and applicants


Agencies are asked to confirm the following information at the point of application (to be detailed in the agency reference): 

  • Support for the applicant to undertake the award and attend all taught days
  • Agree to offer of a placement for a social work student commencing autumn 2022
  • Identify (name) a suitable assessor at the point of application.
  • Agree appropriate workload relief and study time as detailed in the agency reference. Agencies are responsible for providing or meeting the cost for an assessor. If interested please contact the course co-ordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details/ requirements for undertaking the role of assessor.    
  • Provide applicants with a suitable device and permission to access a virtual classroom

Applications from Learning Network West partnership agencies are prioritised, regrettably we are only able to consider applications from out with the partnership where capacity allows.  

Due to the limited number of places available on Cohort 19 sponsoring agencies are asked to confirm the number of applicants they will be putting forward and details of assessors 1 month before the closing date for applications and no later than Friday 24th December 2021.

Capacity for Cohort 19 may be limited. Where we receive more application than can reasonably be accommodated we may need to ask some applicants to defer to Cohort 20 (autumn 2022).

We hope to deliver Cohort 19 using a blended approach, with a mix of face to face and virtual teaching (details of which will be confirmed and communicated to successful applicants in advance of the course starting). Face to face teaching will be dependent on government advice and social distancing measure at the time. All virtual teaching will be hosted on Microsoft Teams, applicants and sponsoring agencies are responsible for ensuring they have a suitable device and permission to access this platform.  

We plan for successful applicants commencing with cohort 19 to be matched with social work students starting placement in autumn 2022. Every effort will be made to match applicants with a student to these timescales, however as a result of the coronavirus pandemic changes may occur. Where a suitable placement can’t be identified an applicant may be matched with a student outwith these timescales.

Applications invited: Friday 29th October 2021

Information session: Wednesday 1st December 2021, 10am – 12pm (Hosted on Microsoft Teams). If you wish attend please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to access link.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Monday 24th January 2022 (please note that your employer may set an earlier closing date in accordance with their own processes)

Applicants informed of decision: week ending 11th February 2022*

*Please note: As part of the selection process applicants may be requested to provide supplementary work. Where supplementary work is requested applicants will be offered a conditional place subject to the satisfactory submission of this work. Applicants will typically have two weeks to provide supplementary work following selection and will receive a final decision on the application Friday 25th February 2022.

Cohort 19 Taught Dates

• Induction:                Wednesday 9th March 2022 10am – 1pm
 Day 1 and 2:             Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March 2022
 Day 3 and 4:             Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st April 2022
• Day 5 and 6:             Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd June 2022
 Day 7:                       Wednesday 21st September 2022
• Day 8:                       Wednesday 7th December 2022

All dates 9.30am – 4pm unless stated

Please note that learners are expected to attend all taught days and should be in a position to comitt to advertised dates at the point of application. Learners are assessed during the programme and their participation on taught days contributes to this assessment. Learners will be expected to attend any missed days which may result in a delay to completing the award.  

NB. Please note that the application form has recently been amended and the previous are no longer in use (please use the version attached with this email)


Cohort 18 details:

  • Induction (virtual delivery): Wednesday 11th August 2021 10am – 1pm
  • Days 1 and 2 (face to face teaching in Glasgow): Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th August (potentially also on 23rd and 24th depending on social distancing/ numbers)
  • Days 3 and 4 (virtual delivery): Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th October
  • Days 5 and 6 (virtual delivery): Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th November
  • Day 7 (either face to face or virtual): Wednesday 9th February 2022
  • Day 8 (face to face teaching in Glasgow): Wednesday 13th April 2022

All dates 9.30am – 4pm unless stated

Cohort 17

  • Induction:                       Wednesday 10th March 2021 10am – 1pm
  • Day 1 and 2:                    Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March 2021
  • Day 3 and 4:                    Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd April 2021
  • Day 5 and 6:                    Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd June 2021
  • Day 7:                                Wednesday 22nd September 2021
  • Day 8:                                Wednesday 8th December 2021

All dates 9.30am – 4pm unless stated