Social Work Students

How can I prepare for a placement?

A Learning Agreement meeting is held at the beginning of each placement to formally identify students’ learning needs and opportunities over the course of the placement.  Areas such as type of work to be undertaken, working hours and support arrangements are formalised at this meeting.  Students are also invited to visit their placement agency in advance of the placement to familiarise themselves with its location and staff.  Undertaking some background reading on the type of work undertaken at the placement agency is always a good idea, as well as considering practical arrangements such as travel and childcare/personal commitments whilst on placement.

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