Module Title:Supervised Professional Practice 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: T&L The learning outcomes will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: • Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. • Case Studies – students will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various social care scenarios. • Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. • E-Learning – It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. • Self-Directed Independent Learning – the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this subject is to: 1. Students of this module will be able to provide evidence of their application of the Social Care Workers Registration Board Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers in a social care practice context. 2. To prepare students for professional social care employment and to provide students with experience in the social care field 3. To identify and integrate theoretical frameworks necessary to inform social care practice 4. Support students to understand the importance of professional boundaries with service users within social care settings and be able to critically reflect on any associated challenges. 5. Promote the self-development of student’s personal awareness and critiquing skills which will assist reflective practice
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Take responsibility and accountability for one’s own actions to work within the legal, ethical, policy and knowledge of practice boundaries of the profession and apply cross modular knowledge and skills to their placement context D1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 D2 3 4 5 6 11 12 17 D3 2 5 6 7 9 10 13 14 D4 1 3 4 5 6 D5 1 2 3 4 6 7 13 14 19
LO2 Work from a human rights based approach with service users and colleagues and recognize the need for collaboration and teamwork and recording mechanisms. D1 1 2 3 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 21 23 D2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 D3 7 15 D4 4 5 6 D5 1 2 3 8 9 10 11 12 13 15
LO3 Demonstrate professional level of verbal and written communication within placement context. D1 1 2 3 5 6 10 23 D2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 17
LO4 Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the social care standards of proficiency and provide a record from supervised professional practice placement of the application of the social care standards of proficiency in practice. D1 Pr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 D2 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 D3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 D4 1 2 3 4 5 6 D5 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19
LO5 Critically reflect on their own professional practice and demonstrate evidence of ongoing continuing professional development and education D1 1 2 7 8 17 18 20 22 23 D3 5 11 D4 1 2 3 4 5 6 D5 1 13 17 19
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

8830 LAWS H2416 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Persons.
8834 SOCG H1404 Introduction to Sociology for Social Care Practice
8892 QUAL Introduction to Social Policy for Social Care Practice
9308 PRTC H2424 Supervised Professional Practice 1
9342 PSYC H1413 Introduction to Psychology
9343 SOCL Lifespan Development and Individual Difference
9396 SAFE H1401 Health and Safety in Social Care Practice
9449 PRTC H1436 Professional Social Care Practice Contexts Models and Legal System
9516 DEVL H1405 Professional Social Care Theory and Practice
9702 RECH H1412 Communications, Research and Study Skills
9755 CRTV Creative Skills 1
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Professional autonomy and accountability
Role acquisition, service user needs and rights, service user confidentiality, consent, candor, disclosure, ethical practice D1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 15 16 17 18 21 22 23
Communication, collaborative practices and teamwork
Relationship-based practice, behavior as communication, teamwork, report writing, client notes, FOI, data protection, confidentiality, whistleblowing D1 11 13 14 D2 1 2 4 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 17
Safety and Quality
Decision making and professional choices, managing risk D1 9, 19 20 D3 5 7 9
Professional development
Supervision, reflective practice, self-care, personal values, CPD plan, challenges on placement D2 3 D4 1 2 3 4 5 6 D5 19
Professional knowledge and skills
Human rights based approach, social justice, model of practice, advocacy interventions on placement, cross modular learning applied to field of practice in which they are undertaking their placement D5 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19
Portfolio Writing
Content • Presentation style • Workload Management
Supervised Professional Practice
Engaging in authentic practice as a supported participant. Ongoing work on social care proficiencies audit. Positive engagement in the supervisory process. D1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 D2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 D3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 D4 1 2 3 4 5 6 D5 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment75.00%
Practical25.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio Portfolio – Students submit a portfolio of work demonstrating their knowledge and skills which have developed over the course of their placements. Completion of the portfolio captures D1 1 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 17 20 22 23 D2 13 14 15 D4 1 2 3 4 5 D5 3 7 8 14 1,2,3,5 50.00 n/a
Presentation Presentation - D2 6 7 D3 2 4 D5 1 3 7 11 12 1,2,3,5 10.00 n/a
Project Social Care Proficiencies Audit and Personal Learning Plan: D1 Pr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 D2 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 D3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 D4 1 2 3 4 5 6 D5 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 19 1,2,3,4,5 15.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Tripartite Meeting - At this stage in the programme, the achievement of "supported" level is considered adequate for progression to stage 3. Proficiencies captured include: D1 Pr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 D2 1 2 3 4 5 12 13 14 15 16 17 D3 1 6 9 12 15 D5 6 9 10 13 19 1,2,3,4,5 25.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Work - based Learning 12 Weeks per Stage 33.33
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 22.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) 12 Weeks per Stage 1.67
Total Hours 750.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHPSC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Social Care Practice 3 Mandatory
CW_HHSST_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies 2 Mandatory
CW_HHPSC_D Bachelor of Arts in Professional Social Care Practice 3 Mandatory