The programme can be studied on a full or part time basis, the full time programme is 52 weeks long and part time is 104. Your learning will be 50% theory and 50% practice, and both components are equally weighted for assessment purposes. You will normally be sponsored or seconded by an NHS Trust who provide a practice placement and a Practice Teacher / Mentor who will support your 50% learning in practice. They work in collaboration with the academic team and have a key role in facilitating your practice learning and opportunities, providing support, supervision and guidance in practice to ensure the award outcomes for practice are met. The programme includes a range of core and route specific option modules which means you will be exposed to a range of opportunities enabling you to become a critical reflector; able to analyse and evaluate theory and practice from an evidence base; identify need; instigate, lead and manage change in complex and demanding situations. A variety of teaching and learning methods including web based learning are incorporated into the modules. Assessment strategies are planned to ensure that theoretical concepts are linked to practice. You will have the opportunity to undertake modules with a range of other professionals including post qualified children’s social work students.