In February 2019, we started a new programme with Skills for Care on the delivery of a Department for Education funded national innovation project to support social work employers in developing and implementing best-practice in the delivery of the ASYE programmes (an employer-led, induction programme, helping newly qualified Social Workers transition from initial qualification into frontline practice). Through our partnership, we have so far trained about 500 ASYE leads so that they can embed action learning within their organisation and across the profession , created and supported 30 multi organisation self managed sets for assessors to share challenges and triumphs, and offered organisation support through bespoke consultancy .
Feedback from people who have completed the programmes so far has been overwhelmingly positive and we are delighted that our work is already making real changes to the support provided to newly qualified social workers and the quality of ASYE development programmes being run across England; but don’t just take our word for it, here are just a few of the comments we have received so far.
‘Possibly the most useful training I have been on in many years.’
‘Excellent and would highly recommend.’
‘This is the most useful training I have had since had PACE training many years ago.’
‘This programme has been really good not just because the people delivering it know what they are talking about, are passionate about it and really care about it – but because we have ‘lived’ it. Learning about action learning is in the doing not in the reading about it. It has been way more useful than any supervision courses I have done it the past. The best course I have done since I did my PACE training many years ago.’
‘I must admit, I was sceptical at first and was worried about the commitment however I cant commend it enough. I love my action learning set and had found it has helped me professionally and personally. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone and I have already been spreading the word!’