Quality Assurance (Education Audits and Evaluations)

Quality Assurance (Education Audits and Evaluations)

Sheffield Hallam University is required to adhere to professional standards and guidelines published by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRB), including Social Work England

In order to ensure that students and supervisors experience a high quality learning experience during all placements irrespective of location we audit our practice placements for compliance with legislation, standards and guidance. These standards and audits are in place to check that they will offer student’s the placement learning opportunities required to meet the approved Learning Outcomes for any given course. They include:

  • PSRB standards
  • Health and Safety legislation

Placement education audits also take account of student evaluations of their placement learning experience and feedback from providers.  All quality assurance information can be found on the Quality Assurance (Audits and Student and Practice Evaluations) Section of the Policy Library page of this website.

Social Work England (SWE) Standards

British Association of Social Work (BASW) - Quality Assurance in Practice Learning (QAPL)

Approved Mental Health Professional programme

  • Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) - Social Work England (SWE) (link to external website) sets the criteria  for AMHP course approval.  

Quality Assurance of Placement Learning

The Audit Process  (PDF, 119KB)will be applied using the Applied Mental Health Professional Education Audit Template (DOC, 524KB).

Evaluating Placement Learning

Towards the end of your Approved Mental Health Professional placement, you will be invited to evaluate your placement learning.experience. Please do complete this, as it helps to guide the course team and college placement team in making improvements to the placement learning experiences for all students. Thank you for your help.