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The Social Work Toolkit helps students develop the knowledge, core skills and confidence to succeed on their course and placements. Our range of resources, including videos, case studies, book chapters and expert opinion articles are available on or off campus.

"...the toolkit is an invaluable resource...a godsend to any social worker, particularly students who are starting their first placement..." – Student, Manchester Metropolitan University



Explore effective and professional communication, focus on key skills and learn more about overcoming barriers to communication.
Prepare yourself for the workplace - both to succeed on placement and to lay strong foundations for your longer-term career.
Develop your understanding of values and ethics and recognise the importance of diversity and empowerment.
Investigate core elements of the social work process including planning, assessment and ending involvement appropriately.
Consider what factors are relevant to working with people at different stages of their lives.
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