The ASYE for adult services

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What is the ASYE?

The ASYE is a twelve month, employer- led programme of support and assessment against the Knowledge and Skills Statement for social workers in adult services. 

Participation in the ASYE supports newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) to consolidate their degree learning, develop capability and strengthen their professional confidence in an employment environment.

The aim of the ASYE is to develop national consistency in what a social worker should know and be able to do by the end of their first year in employment. 

There is guidance to help you decide if the roles undertaken by your NQSWs meet the requirements of the ASYE.  Our guide to the ASYE will be useful if you employ social workers in the private and voluntary sectors

Overview of the ASYE framework


Use the graphic below to understand how we can help you to implement the ASYE in adult settings