We’ve produced seven ASYE assessment case studies, which will show you what your NQSWs will need to do to pass the ASYE.
Each fictitious example is from a different setting and includes supporting evidence.
The examples also demonstrate holistic assessment and are relevant for those working across adults and child and family settings.
Case study Isabella
This case study focuses on Isabella who is based in a team for older people.
She is being assessed by Paul who is a lead practitioner in the team. Paul and Isabella are managed by Sarah.
At first Isabella struggles to demonstrate overall capability, but progresses well by working towards an action plan.
The example shows holistic assessment across all the domains of the PCF and highlights the importance of critical reflection through reflective supervision.
Case study Roy
This case study focuses on Roy who has just started the ASYE and is based in a long term childcare team.
Roy has shown high potential for development over the year. He is being assessed by Sarah who is a practitioner, not his manager.
The example shows how a learning agreement can be structured, the benefits of a good induction process and how feedback from other professionals can reinforce the judgement of the assessor.
Case study Simon
This case study focuses on Simon who is a NQSW in an integrated mental health team.
Simon is a very capable social worker, who has done well academically and is being supervised and assessed by his line manager.
The example shows his continued progression over an extended period of the ASYE.
It focuses on the importance of critical reflection and gathering feedback from people who need care and support.
It also shows how an academic piece of work can disguise practice issues and the positive impact a strong ASYE process can have on the wider team.
Case study Anya
This case study focuses on Anya who is a NQSW in a voluntary sector domestic abuse service, which provides women’s refuge and wider outreach support.
Anya’s line manager is not a registered social worker. This means she is being assessed by Laura who is a registered social worker.
This example focuses on the importance of gathering feedback from people who need care and support.
It shows the professional development of a social worker employed in a different role and how you can use a range of methods to meet the standards and requirements for supervision.
Case study Jane
This case study focuses on Jane who is a NQSW in a fostering team. She is being assessed by Balbir.
Jane is progressing well and this has been evidenced throughout the assessment process.
The example demonstrates application and integration of knowledge and includes evidence to inform the assessor’s professional judgement.
Case study Joanne
This case study focuses on Joanne who is a NQSW in a learning disabilities team. She is being assessed by her line manager.
Jane has failed to evidence her progress from the learning agreement to the final assessment.
Concerns were identified at an early stage but even with extensive support from her line manager she hasn’t met the requirements of the ASYE.
The case study focuses on progressive assessment, the importance of addressing concerns, action planning, and support.
It shows how the capability statements can be used as a diagnostic tool and links to performance management process.
Case study Lisa
This case study focuses on Lisa who is a NQSW in a children with disabilities team. She is two months into her ASYE and is being assessed by Frank who is a practice educator.
Frank has concerns about her progress and has arranged a meeting with Lisa and her line manager.
The case study shows how the line manager and the assessor can work together to support the NQSWs if concerns are identified at an early stage.
It demonstrates the importance of supervising, assessing and managing staff regularly to discuss progress during the ASYE.