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The Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE)
is an employer-based programme of support and development for newly qualified social workers in their first year of employment. It was introduced in 2012 as a recommendation of the Social Work Task Force. It is designed to help newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) develop their skills, knowledge and capability and strengthen their professional confidence. The expectation is that the knowledge and skills gained through qualifying education will be consolidated in the first year of practice, and that specialist knowledge and skills will be developed in relation to the employment setting and service user group. The programme provides NQSWs with access to regular and focused support during their first year of employment.

Practice is assessed holistically against the Professional Capability Framework (PCF). Every NQSW is allocated an assessor to support and assess their practice.

Regular workshops are held for NQSWs.

Further information

To access the programme or for more information, please contact:

Marcia Taylor - for children
Sally Nieman - for adults and mental health

The following websites are useful:

The following documents are attached below. 
       • What is ASYE - student briefing
       • The social work ASYE - A mini guide to the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment
          November 2013
       • NCL ASYE Guidance for NQSWS and Assessors
       • Professional Capability Framework - Assessed and Supported Year in Employment Level 
       • Professional Capabilities Framework ASYE Level Capabilities - Children
       • Top 10 tips for ASYE Assessors