The Practice Learning Centre has been providing quality assured practice learning opportunities in the North West since 1994/5. Over the years, we have worked withy many voluntary and community agencies to contribute to social work student’s professional learning and development.
The Centre is contracted and funded by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council to provide 12 student placements in each academic year. Bryson CareWest is a Designated Practice Learning Provider (DPLP) registered with the NISCC since April 2007. We work in partnership with a range of Associate Providers within the North and West Region. Associate Providers currently include; Women’s Aid (various sites), First Housing Aid and Support Services, Mind Wise and Simon Community. The Practice Learning Centre welcomes the opportunity to forge new Associate Provider partnerships within the voluntary and community sectors; please contact the PLC Manager to discuss the opportunity for your agency to host a BSW student.
Students placed through the Practice Learning Centre access a range of additional professional development days, themed support sessions, individual and group supervision sessions as part of our robust quality assured, award winning, practice learning experience. Bryson CareWest Practice Learning Centre in partnership with Bryson Care Practice Learning Centre aim to be regional centres of Excellence for practice learning in social work in Northern Ireland.