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The ASYE Assessment Framework


We want to ensure all newly qualified social workers (NQSW)s to have the best introduction to their new role in children’s social work. So we provide a comprehensive induction programme that provides a good introduction to the role and expectations you may face. This will then be enhanced with the induction provided by the individual team you wish to join.

Support is continuous throughout the ASYE programme with regular reviews and supervision to ensure that the level of learning and development activities are meeting individual needs. Ensuring you have the required knowledge, skills and values to undertake this challenging and rewarding role within the Children’s Social Care team.

The diagram below illustrates the ASYE review process of the ASYE programme.

The diagram shows the ASYE process throughout the year programme. 1. two-week initial induction - to include facilitated sessions, eLearning and shadowing within your team. 2. Self–assessment 3. Initial Development meeting 4. Support and Assessment Agreement meeting, and Initial Professional Development Plan finalised (0-3) 5. Practice Observation One – (before 3-month review) 6. Supporting information and PQS Self-assessment from NQSW for 3-month review. 7. 3 month - ASYE foundational review - including professional and service user feedback, verification of documentation and line manager feedback 8. Practice Observation Two – (before 6-month review) 9. Critical Reflection on Learning 0-6 months and PQS 10. Self-assessment from NQSW for 6-month interim assessment review. 11. 6 month – ASYE Interim Assessment review—Including professional and service user feedback, verification of documentation, line manager feedback. 12. Practice Observation Three – (between 6 - 11 month) 13. PQS Self-assessment from NQSW for progressive development meeting. 14. 9 month – ASYE Progressive development meeting 15. Critical Reflection on Learning 6-12 months and PQS Self-assessment from NQSW for final review. 16. ASYE final review—Including professional and service user feedback, verification of documentation and line manager feedback. 17. Submit ASYE Portfolio to Academy 18. Finally, NQSW submit their portfolio to Bournemouth University for academic marking if signed up for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice.


Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

Picture of a social worker sitting with a young person on a bench laughing and chatting.

NQSWs can choose to also achieve an additional accredited qualification on top of the ASYE programme. In DCC we also give NQSWs the opportunity to complete a Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice (GCPP) accredited by Bournemouth University.

If you choose to go for a GCPP, there is little additional work you will need to do. Just on completion of your portfolio and upon receiving your passing grade from the Academy, you can electronically submit your portfolio to Bournemouth University for academic assessment. However, if you choose to do this, it is essential to write the critical reflective logs, observations and reflections on documentation to an academic level. The marking criteria will be provided through the university when you register. 

If you wish to go ahead with the GCPP, you must decide before the Support and Assessment Agreement meeting (shown in the diagram above). Information on how to register online will then be provided for you. By choosing to do the GCPP, you also gain access to all of Bournemouth University’s academic resources.




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