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Neil Thompson's Social Work Finishing School

Are you a final-year social work student or an NQSW wanting help to become a fully fledged worker? Or, perhaps you are an experienced worker or manager wanting a refresher or to be re-energized?

Develop and consolidate your learning with renowned author Dr Neil Thompson!

This is an online learning programme of fives:

  • Five modules, each with five sections (see below for more information);
  • Five worksheets to get you thinking and facilitate your learning; and
  • Five questions you can ask Neil about your own specific learning needs.

The Programme includes a range of audiovisual learning materials presented by Neil in his usual clear and helpful style, reflecting the wealth of experience and expertise he has to offer. A Certificate of Completion for CPD purposes is provided at the end of the course.

All this is available for just £99, including VAT. This investment could make all the difference in terms of taking your standards of practice to the highest level.

Meet your tutor

Dr Neil Thompson

Neil has over 40 years of experience in social work as a practitioner, manager, educator, writer and adviser. He has won awards for his work, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from BASW Cymru. he is renowned for his ability to express complex ideas clearly without oversimplifying them and for making theory relevant to practice.

Who is the Programme for?

This programme is ideal for final-year students and newly qualified workers. It will help you to develop and consolidate your learning and prepare you for the challenges ahead.

Prepare for your future!

If you are an experienced practitioner or manager and you want to recharge your batteries, this programme can help you reconnect with your knowledge, skills and values.

Revisit your roots!

What does the Programme cover?

Module 1: Coping in a bureaucracy

Understanding (and influencing) organizational culture|Working as part of a team | Managing expectations |Managing your workload

Module 2: Being a professional

What it means to be a professional |Using professional knowledge |Using professional skills | Using professional values | Retaining a professional identity

Module 3: Using support  

Using supervision | Formal support in the workplace | Informal support within and beyond the workplace | Employee assistance programmes| Your professional organization and union.

Module 4: Keeping the learning going  

Self-directed learning | Reflective practice | Making the most of training | Research and reading | Other sources of learning

Module 5: Surviving and thriving

Keeping stress at bay | Self-care| Resilience | Work-life balance | Career development

But that’s not all …

You also get:

  • Five worksheets to facilitate your learning;
  • Five questions you can ask Neil about your own learning needs
  • A Programme Guide and Workbook
  • A certificate of completion

Contact us now to discuss your needs or have your questions answered.