Fiona Waddington, project manager at the Practice Learning Task
Force, has announced that 52 universities will be offering the new
social work degree when it begins in September.
Waddington said that some universities had been “very radical” in
designing their curriculum while others had “tinkered around the
She told delegates that she expected assessment standards for
social work students to be more stringent because the degree had
taken into account new occupational standards.
“It is the universities that have the responsibility to make sure
that students have the right training, education and practice
learning. There is a huge responsibility being placed on the
programme providers now,” Waddington said.