Link Worker Workshops

National Link Worker Training

Leadership is about people

In recognition of the integral leadership role of link workers within the new COVID-19 practice learning environments, Learning Network West has been granted monies from the Scottish Government through the Social Work Education Partnership to offer and deliver additional link worker training courses in addition to those we already provide within our own partnerships in the West of Scotland. To broaden and strengthen the National perspective on practice learning, all sessions in 2021 will be delivered in collaboration with partners in East and North-East Scotland.

It is anticipated that all Link Worker Workshops in 2021 will be delivered online and will be offered free of charge.

Workshops will run every month with maximum capacity of 25 people to ensure an effective and interactive learning experience. Additional dates will be added if required.


All workshops will be from 10am till 3pm:

  • Thursday 14th January 2021 ( full capacity)
  • Wednesday 3rd February 2021 (full capacity)
  • Thursday 11th February 2021 (full capacity)(extra day due to high demand)
  • Wednesday 3rd March 2021 (full capacity)
  • Thursday 11th March 2021 (extra day due to high demand)
  • Wednesday 7th April 2021
  • Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Wednesday 2nd June 2021
  • Wednesday 7th July 2021
  • Wednesday 4th August 2021
  • Wednesday 1st September 2021
  • Wedensday 6th October 2021
  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021
  • Wednesday 1st December 2021


These workshops have been adapted to reflect the guidance from the National Social Work Education Partnerships in relation to the resumption of placements (

Learning objectives include:

To increase understanding of the impact of Covid-19 within practice learning within 6 key areas: learning environment, supervision, student support, health and safety, assessment and direct observations.

To consider participants’ motivation to be a link worker.

To recognise how Adults learn.

To increase understanding of the key components of emotional intelligence and why it is important in practice.

To enhance understanding of the social work role.

 To establish the roles/responsibilities of the learning team.

To be able to create an effective online and office-based learning environment.

To increase awareness of and confidence with new ways of assessment, including completing a direct observation.

An online resource pack will be provided with links to further resources. The online platform is Adobe Connect with full access details sent with the course joining instructions. Online training aims to be interactive as possible with frequent breaks.

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Looking forward to meeting you!