Action Learning Programmes for Social Work ASYE Assessors and Supervisors

In partnership with Skills for Care, we are running a series of Department for Education funded ILM Recognised programmes for social work ASYE leads across England.  For more information about the ILM Recognised programmes below, please go to our ‘action learning‘ page on this website.

To book a place please email

Introduction to Action Learning (Action learning sets to support ASYE assessors/supervisors)

This programme will provide a reflective space and where ASYE supervisors who are developing and supporting newly qualified social workers in child and family services can work to addresses workplace challenges and share best practice. More information, including dates.

It is important to note that this programme will not teach you how to become an action learning facilitator.  Instead, it is designed to support participants to establish themselves as a self-managed action learning set as equal members and as a similarly minded community of practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the history of action learning and its key concepts and principles.

  • Discuss and critique action learning theory and practice.

  • Appraise own and other’s action learning practice.

  • Support self and group to effectively participate in an action learning set.

  • Understand the value of action learning to support leadership development, reflective practice and collaborative learning.


Starting 12th January 2023

Foundation in Action Learning Facilitation (Action learning facilitation training for ASYE coordinators/leads and supervisors in child and family services). More information, including dates

Programme Aims

  • Apply appropriate knowledge and techniques to enhance your action learning facilitation skills with individuals, teams and large groups.

  • Develop your capacity to manage your own learning and development as an action learning facilitator.

  • Plan and prepare an action learning programme to last a minimum of 12 hours.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the role of a facilitator in an action learning programme

  • Facilitate an action learning set Design an action learning programme

  • Develop an action learning programme evaluation plan

  • Demonstrate action learning facilitation methods within an action learning set.

  • Appraise own and other’s action learning practice.

  • Critique action learning theory and practice.



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