Welcome to ScOPTbox: Practice Learning Library

"Practice learning is at the heart of developing a competent, confident social work profession, able to deal with an increasingly complex and changing world..."

Confidence in Practice Learning
Scottish Government, 2004

Hello !

ScOPTbox contains resources to support social work practice learning, and also provides individual spaces to be used by practice educators in supporting their students. 

Anyone working in social work education and practice learning in Scotland can use ScOPTbox to set up sites to support learning, communication and collaboration.

In time, we have a vision that this site will evolve in four ways:

  1. a collection of practice learning materials, contributed by members and colleagues with an interest in practice learning. Read more...
  2. a gateway to practice learning materials, in Scotland, across the UK, and internationally;
  3. hosted spaces for practice educators who wish to engage with students online, or provide secure access to resources for their students.
  4. hosted spaces for communities of practice.

    Anyone can request a hosted space - you will have full administration access to your part(s) of the site.


verb: develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

This site is a work in progress. It is, and is meant to be, continually evolving. It will become more valuable as more and more people start using it and sharing resources.

About the site

We're powered by Moodle, a free online learning platform, also known as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is specifically designed to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction. The site is hosted and managed by Focused on Learning, for and on behalf of The Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching.