The Teaching Partnership have recently launched a best practice guide for admissions within social work. This guide provides clear guidance on selecting students onto social work programmes, designed to support higher education institutions to improve their admissions process, as part of a key aim of the Partnership.
Lucy Cairns, CSW on the Admissions Workstream, worked closely with workstream leads and partners to create the guide.
"The guide builds upon current admissions practices and sets out the necessary requirements for the further enhancement of admissions and selection processes. The guide lays a benchmark for good practice that can be built upon in the future."
The guide explores key principles in selecting social work students; academic suitability; and modes of assessment. Sample screening tools, self-declaration templates, selection tools and examples of feedback forms are included for use by admissions.
The guide is available online and in print.