School expectations of a MSW advanced level practicum: The advanced level MSW practicum focuses on the student’s identified learning goals. The focus in the practicum is building on their skill base and developing a stronger theoretical and critically reflective approach to practice. A placement is 450 hours in duration. Advanced level MSW students can choose to do a practicum concurrently with courses or as a block placement. Typically students attend practicum on Monday and Tuesdays from September until Mid-April.