On the lines of new in-service training programmes for graduates wishing to become teachers, there is now a similar on-the-job route open to would-be Social Workers.
Step Up to Social Work is a 14-month tailored programme for high-achieving graduates or career changers with experience of working with children and young people to train as social workers. The great news for those that fit this description is that they will have their tuition fees paid for and receive a bursary of over £19,000.
Students are work-based throughout their training and delivery arrangements vary according to agreements between the universities and regional partnerships running the Step Up to Social Work programme. They may include formal lectures and e-learning, as well as internal local authority training provision and one-to-one support.
For more information
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Step Up To Social Work Programme, Penna Plc (Tel. 0845 366 5557)
Meanwhile for qualified Social Workers, we are hearing the Cumbria Children’s Services have started recruiting again following a long period of austerity and that Randstad Newcastle are providing them with contract staff.