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The Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education) provides you with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which will enable you to meet the NQT standards it is designed to provide professional development for practising teachers. Read more
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education) provides you with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which will enable you to meet the NQT standards it is designed to provide professional development for practising teachers.

Both programmes aim to link theory with course participants’ own practice so that real benefits will be felt by both Newly Qualified Teachers and their schools.

Key Course Features

-Wrexham Glyndŵr University works in partnership with employers, related organisations and agencies. It works closely with schools, FE colleges and local education authorities to offer comprehensive CPD opportunities for teachers. These partnerships are central in ensuring that all programmes are fit for purpose and provide the highest possibility of employment and career progression.
-This course is designed in partnership with local education authorities, professional agencies and leading consultants.
-These courses will enhance your practice and strengthen your link between teaching and research.

What Will You Study?

The course is designed to provide professional development for practising teachers and is accredited by the University of Wales. Participants are required to study and achieve 60 credits in order to gain the Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education). The Graduate Diploma in Professional Development (Education) is made up of a number of different modules which may be grouped together.

Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education)
-The Reflective Practitioner
-Learning from Teaching
-Positive Behaviour Management

Graduate Diploma in Professional Development (Education)
-Accountability, Evaluation and School Improvement
-Strategic and Developmental Planning for School Improvement
-Leading and Managing Staff
-Classroom Observation
-Mentoring in Practice
-Action Research for School Improvement
-Working together for School Effectiveness
-Pedagogy for Wales in the 21st Century
-Developing thinking and assessment for learning
-Transition
-Y Curriculum Cymreig
-Inclusion/SEN
-Education, Citizenship and Critical Thinking
-Techniquest – Numeracy and Problem Solving
-Techniquest – The Development of Thinking Skills
-Techniquest – Sustainability, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
-Physical Development and Physical Education – putting theory into practice
-Developing Health and Emotional Wellbeing
-Working in Partnership
-An Introduction to Teaching Basic Skills Through the Curriculum
-Basic Skills in Transition - Numeracy
-Basic Skills in Transition - Literacy
-Assessment for Learning Strategies

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment and Teaching

You will undertake practical-based assignments throughout the course. The course team is responsive to creative use of assessment strategies that facilitate and support learners’ styles of learning.

There are variable assessment methods including written work, portfolios, and presentations. In particular, the assessment will enable theory to inform practice and enable participants to reflect critically on and, wherepossible, improve the quality of leadership, management, learning and teaching within their schools.

Career Prospects

The courses offer continuing professional development for teachers which will give them the edge in a competitive employment market.

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

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Your students never stop learning, so why should you?. Our Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCert) is a Primary Professional Development programme. Read more

Your students never stop learning, so why should you?

Our Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCert) is a Primary Professional Development programme. It is aimed at primary teachers who are just entering the profession as well as more experienced teachers.

The training we offer is intended to support you as a teacher in your professional development. We focus on developing both your classroom practice and impact on whole-school-improvement.

Graduates from our programme go on to develop their careers in education to middle and senior management opportunities. Credits taken at Master's level can be transferred to a Master's programme such as MA Education.

The quality of teacher training in Primary education was rated as "Outstanding" in the Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. "Trainees and NQTs confirm that they are very well supported by their university staff" the report found.

Personal development

During your time with us, you will become an autonomous learner through an action-research based approach to professional development. You will develop the ability to analyse and synthesise experience and information, and create innovative solutions to school based problem. You will learn to relate theory and practice and evaluate experience within a theoretical perspective.

On a personal development level, you will develop a personal philosophy and vision of education, teaching and learning. Our expert lecturers will guide you to form positive, respectful relationships with children and young people, as well as their careers, tutors and other professionals.

Your training

You will focus on a classroom-based action research project. In addition, you will look at a school improvement priority, again this will be using action research. Topics for study will be individually negotiated with each student and will vary based on the needs of the classroom as well as the individual schools improvement priority.

You will learn to apply theory and practice through action research. This will be in educational areas as:

  • Assessment and planning
  • Classroom management
  • Behaviour management
  • Inclusion
  • Differentiation
  • Learning theory
  • Current policy
  • Curriculum
  • Professionalism, self-assessment and evaluation.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Assessment

There will be two action research projects. The topics for study will be individually negotiated with each student and will vary based on the needs of the classroom and the individual schools improvement priority.

Professional recognition

Successful students can earn up to 60 Masters Level credits and will achieve a Professional Graduate Certificate in Primary Professional Development.

Careers

This programme is for qualified or newly qualified teachers. Graduates from this programme may go on to develop careers in education, from middle to senior management opportunities.



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Summary. The primary aim of this course is to provide you with an opportunity to engage in advanced professional development in occupational therapy to further enhance your knowledge, skill base and entrepreneurial leadership at masters level, ultimately enhancing your employability across the global marketplace. Read more

Summary

The primary aim of this course is to provide you with an opportunity to engage in advanced professional development in occupational therapy to further enhance your knowledge, skill base and entrepreneurial leadership at masters level, ultimately enhancing your employability across the global marketplace.

This course is unique as it is utilising online delivery to enable learning and wider participation for occupational therapy graduates worldwide. You will actively engage in learning using a varied suite of digital interactive learning tools which will promote student engagement, communication and collaboration within an international and peer supported learning community. A number of key, international experts will be involved in the delivery of this innovative programme which can be studied on either a full-time (one year) or part-time (within three years) basis. You will also engage in inter-professional learning alongside physiotherapy colleagues.

Do you wish to gain further professional education and accreditation for CPD purposes to enhance your employment in the international marketplace? This course will enable you to integrate academic learning through exploration of educational, cultural and practice differences in an international context. There will be an opportunity to reflect on current theory and practice, utilising evidence to translate learning and enhance practice.

About

All students have to successfully complete the following 7 compulsory modules for the award of MSc in Professional Development in Occupational Therapy.

Modules (All Credit Level 7)

  • Long Term Conditions (30 Credit Points)
  • Professional Development in Practice (15 Credit Points)
  • Research Evidence in Health Science (15 Credit Points)
  • Global Healthcare Perspectives (30 Credit Points)
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership (15 Credit Points)
  • Research Project Preparation (15 Credit Points)
  • Research Project/Dissertation (60 Credit Points)

The PgDip Professional Development in Occupational Therapy(120 Credits) is an optional exit route after completion of modules 1 to 6.

The PgCert Professional Development in Occupational Therapy (60 Credits) is an optional exit route after completion of modules 1, 2 & 3.

Attendance

Full time or part time options are available. Students can enrol on the programme on a Full time (over 1 year; 3 semesters) or Part time basis (over 3 years; 6 semesters).

Career options

Completion of this course will equip you with the necessary skills, understanding and confidence to live, work and study in international contexts, increasing your employability.



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Summary. The primary aim of this course is to provide you with an opportunity to engage in advanced professional development in Physiotherapy, to further enhance your knowledge, skill base and entrepreneurial leadership at masters level, ultimately enhancing your employability across the global marketplace. Read more

Summary

The primary aim of this course is to provide you with an opportunity to engage in advanced professional development in Physiotherapy, to further enhance your knowledge, skill base and entrepreneurial leadership at masters level, ultimately enhancing your employability across the global marketplace.

This course is unique as it is utilising online delivery to enable learning and wider participation for Physiotherapy graduates worldwide. You will actively engage in learning using a varied suite of digital interactive learning tools which will promote student engagement, communication and collaboration within an international and peer supported learning community. A number of key, international experts will be involved in the delivery of this innovative programme which can be studied on either a full-time (one year) or part-time (within three years) basis. You will also engage in inter-professional learning alongside occupational therapy colleagues.

Do you wish to gain further professional education and accreditation for CPD purposes to enhance your employment in the international marketplace? This course will enable you to integrate academic learning through exploration of educational, cultural and practice differences in an international context. There will be an opportunity to reflect on current theory and practice, utilising evidence to translate learning and enhance practice.

About

All students have to successfully complete the following 7 compulsory modules for the award of MSc in Professional Development in Physiotherapy.

Modules (All Credit Level 7)

  • Long Term Conditions (30 Credit Points)
  • Professional Development in Practice (15 Credit Points)
  • Research Evidence in Health Science (15 Credit Points)
  • Global Healthcare Perspectives (30 Credit Points)
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership (15 Credit Points)
  • Research Project Preparation (15 Credit Points)
  • Research Project/Dissertation (60 Credit Points)

The PgDip Professional Development in Physiotherapy (120 Credits) is an optional exit route after completion of modules 1 to 6.

The PgCert Professional Development in Physiotherapy (60 Credits) is an optional exit route after completion of modules 1, 2 & 3.

Attendance

Full time or part time options are available. Students can enrol on the programme on a Full time (over 1 year; 3 semesters) or Part time basis (over 3 years; 6 semesters).

Career options

Completion of this course will equip you with the necessary skills, understanding and confidence to live, work and study in international contexts, increasing your employability.



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This professional development programme is part of a framework of awards which enables you to address your individual learning requirements and to reflect your individual or your employer's needs, while offering you the opportunity to gain a recognisable academic award. Read more
This professional development programme is part of a framework of awards which enables you to address your individual learning requirements and to reflect your individual or your employer's needs, while offering you the opportunity to gain a recognisable academic award.

Based on the principles of credit accumulation and transfer, the Professional Development Award framework allows you to negotiate your own programme of study and to gain a University of the West of England (UWE) qualification with the title Professional Development. Uniquely, you can choose from learning opportunities from within and outside UWE (subject to availability) to maintain, improve and broaden your knowledge and skills and to develop the personal qualities required in your professional life.

In addition to a compulsory UWE work-based learning project module you can negotiate a study route to meet your requirements, which will be assessed and allow you to accumulate the credits you need for your target award. These can be made up of a combination of taught academic modules, work-based learning and different forms of enquiry.

Course detail

The Award Framework allows you to use a larger amount of blended learning than you can on more traditional courses as it will allow for the acceptance of credit from other awarding bodies and enable the integration of short courses, CPD and experiential learning into the qualification.

UWE work-based learning project modules provide a means of assessing experiential and other non-credit rated learning. Further study to extend your knowledge and skills can be negotiated from within and outside UWE in the context of your specific professional and personal development. The different learning opportunities can be consolidated within your personal programme.

From an employer's perspective this programme could be a way of addressing skill shortages by re-skilling existing employees and meeting overall objectives of staff development. One of its advantages is that it could be tailored to provide a bespoke qualification addressing the specific needs of an organisation, whilst also offering a University award as an outcome which would be valued by employers and employees alike. We can also work with you to accredit your in-house training programmes so contact us to discuss your workforce development needs.

Format

There are no common pathways through the Professional Development (PD) programmes. Other than completion of the compulsory UWE work-based learning project module the content will reflect individual choice. You can choose taught modules from a wide range of UWE courses, as well as bringing credits obtained from other Higher Education Institutions, which UWE will assess and accredit to your award.

There is also the opportunity to achieve a bespoke award consisting of a number of focused work-based learning modules, based on your employment needs.

Assessment

Assessment for the work-based learning elements of the programme is carried out through coursework, which typically comprises reflective essays and interviews, and work-based projects. Assessment methods are used which reflect both the practical and applied nature of the programme. Assessment should include formative assessment of learning in context.

Assessment of more formally taught modules and modules for the assessment of experiential learning will use a range of approaches, negotiated between the academic facilitator, learner and the workplace.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx

Funding

- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

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Culture, Adaptive Leadership, Change and Transcultural Competence. Professional Development International | Postgraduate Work-based Learning | London | United Kingdom. Read more
Culture, Adaptive Leadership, Change and Transcultural Competence

Professional Development International | Postgraduate Work-based Learning | London | United Kingdom

The Masters degree in Professional Development: Culturally Adaptive Leadership is designed to develop the perspectives and skills needed for leading in today’s global business and social environment.

The MSc programme involves the understanding and application of transcultural competency, organisational culture, adaptive leadership, and culture change in local and global communities. Professionals completing the programme will be better prepared to operate in the diverse and complex world of organisations and communities.

The focus is on concepts and methods for enhancing culturally adaptive leadership to deal with professional situations in business, education, healthcare, community and international development, military, social work, the social sciences and psychology. Anyone who deals with culture will benefit from this programme.

There is also a one-semester Culture and Adaptive Leadership certificate available. This uniquely online Master degree is run in conjunction with the Professional Development Foundation and is awarded and quality assured by Middlesex University.

Middlesex University is listed among the top universities worldwide according to the IELTS world university rankings.

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The Master of Research degree in Sport Leadership and Professional Development. Read more

The Master of Research degree in Sport Leadership and Professional Development is a course aimed at current and aspiring sport and education professionals that are leading people and/or projects. Alongside gaining a unique qualification you will develop your critical thinking skills so that you are best placed to evaluate the work that you lead.

As a leader of people or projects you and your work-related practice will take centre stage throughout the duration of your Master’s degree. Experienced staff members will guide your development and encourage you to think about the effectiveness of your practice and how to develop strategies to ensure that you and your organisation achieve your ambitions.

With a focus on strategic sport leadership, the reflective sport leader and leading research/ work based evaluation, the course aims to provide you with the confidence to analyse sport and education related practices and to equip you with further knowledge and skills for a successful career in contemporary sports environments.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Workshop attendance will be expected every four weeks on a Friday (9.30am-4.30pm, full-time) and (9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-4.30pm, part-time). Eight sessions in total in the academic year plus an induction.

Workshops will be supplemented with online resources.

The course consists of four modules followed by a dissertation / work based evaluation. The first two modules are: Strategic Sport Leadership and The Reflective Sport Leader. By completing these two modules you would be eligible for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Leadership and Professional Development.

The Strategic Sport Leadership module aims to develop critical awareness of various leadership approaches and frameworks in order to critically appraise their relevance and effectiveness within an appropriate sporting environment. The module also aims to enable students to critically analyse theory and practice in relation to prevailing cultures within organisations and the implications of change.

The aim of the Reflective Sport Leader module is to provide students with the opportunity to become better critical thinkers, critically reflective leaders and problem solvers. It aims to help leaders to develop confidence in their perceptions and learn to question their values, beliefs, assumptions and interpretations of their leadership context from their position of competence.

These are followed by the Research Foundations for Sport Leadership and Research Methods for Sport Leaders modules. By completing these two additional modules students would be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Leadership and Professional Development.

The Research Foundations for Sport Leadership module focuses on developing awareness of conducting ‘insider’ practitioner inquiry and informing methodological decisions. It seeks to broaden the students’ appreciation of how these foundations should influence the collection of data and subsequent analysis. The module seeks to develop an understanding of research ethics and tensions and the value of reflexivity within their research.

The aim of the Research Methods for Sport Leaders module is to enable students to critically analyse a range of methods that are used in practitioner research, to be able to locate these beside methodological decisions and critically analyse approaches that are adopted to analyse data in order to inform practice. The module will also aim to support the students’ development as researching practitioners and help them to refine a research strategy.

The programme will culminate in the completion of the dissertation/ work based evaluation. The aim of this module is to allow sport leaders to relate the knowledge and understanding that they have acquired on the programme in order to undertake a significant piece of research/work based evaluation within a relevant sports setting. It also aims to provide the students with an opportunity to exhibit their skills to enhance and develop an area of their work and to make a meaningful contribution in practice. Upon successful completion of this module participants will be awarded the Master’s degree. 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The course has been structured in a way that prioritises the needs of the busy sports professional or sports educator. Course participants will be required to attend a monthly workshop day which will be held very four weeks at UCLan, Preston. These sessions will be supplemented with online resources and activities that participants will be encouraged to engage with on a weekly basis and prior to the workshops. UCLan staff will adopt a flexible approach to supporting your development in-between sessions and will be accessible via email/ phone/ Skype.

Assessments are to be tailored to the individual sports leader and their workplace; they will include written work and presentations.



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Are you a qualified teacher, lecturer or other education professional wishing to improve your professional practice and gain access to higher levels of responsibility at work? This flexible postgraduate course offers highly-valued skills and knowledge in a range of relevant areas. Read more

Are you a qualified teacher, lecturer or other education professional wishing to improve your professional practice and gain access to higher levels of responsibility at work? This flexible postgraduate course offers highly-valued skills and knowledge in a range of relevant areas.

What the course offers

Education is fundamental to the future of our young people and the success of our economy. The need for highly trained, passionate and multi-skilled educationalists has never been greater. Aimed at existing education professionals, this course allows you to tailor your studies to meet your individual professional development needs. With a choice of modules covering key areas in education, you can access the knowledge required to achieve higher levels of responsibility and greater satisfaction in your work.

We aim to help you develop an enhanced and critical awareness of current key issues in the education sector, as well as your knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories that underpin best practice in education. As well as reflecting on your own professional practice, we’ll encourage and guide you in formulating creative solutions to complex educational problems.

Our highly experienced and research active team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research evaluation skills and apply these during your independent Master’s-level project. You’ll also have the chance to develop enhanced key skills in line with your personal and professional development needs; for instance, team working and leadership, problem solving, communication, numeracy and ICT skills.

Course Highlights:

  • This flexible course allows you to choose modules that match your professional development needs.
  • Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds – sharing the individual and unique educational insights and perspectives of your peers helps to enrich your learning experience.
  • We promote research and critical enquiry helping you learn to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements.
  • You can explore the diversity of educational practice and learn how to balance subject knowledge, theoretical perspectives and professional best practice with creativity and originality in your own classroom and organisation.

Key Features:

  • Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated experts.
  • Inter-professional working is embedded throughout the programme.
  • Our academic team is actively involved in educational research, helping you to explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.
  • Intensive use of learning technologies and multimedia resources, such as virtual learning environments, cloud technologies and eLearning tools, enhance your ICT skills and raise your awareness of resources from across the educational spectrum.
  • Our well-stocked library offers a comprehensive selection of relevant texts and access to an extensive online database of multimedia sources including eJournals, podcasts, vodcasts and eBooks.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad



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The Professional Development (Coaching Science) programme is designed to allow coaches from all sporting environments to develop their practice and professional network by completing a range of portfolio projects negotiated in partnership with personal tutors from Hartpury College’s HE Sport department. Read more
The Professional Development (Coaching Science) programme is designed to allow coaches from all sporting environments to develop their practice and professional network by completing a range of portfolio projects negotiated in partnership with personal tutors from Hartpury College’s HE Sport department. Portfolio projects can be completed by individuals or may form a component of a group effort with coaches working together to investigate an aspect of personal practice before creating an output, such as a report or presentation, that can be published to the wider coaching community. These portfolios can therefore focus on part of the learner’s current workplace responsibilities or be used to plan future ventures directly linked to the coach’s environment and career progression plans.

This innovative approach to postgraduate study allows coaches to focus their research on a number of possible coaching contexts including teaching, coach education and supporting high performance athletes, and therefore to design their own powerful professional development experiences. Core coaching modules are studied alongside students completing the MSc Coaching Science programme, allowing valuable sharing of perspectives and resources across and amongst two related courses that each have individual development needs and group collaboration as their key concern.

All students complete three core modules that focus on the craft of coaching practice, and related areas of concern such as coach philosophy, language, behaviour and planning. Whilst involved in these key debates coaches will also be developing a personal learning plan via an appreciation of reflective practice. These experiences are collated in a Professional Development Portfolio with discussions amongst learning peers and with personal tutors central to this course component. Upon completion of the programme’s core modules students qualify for a Postgraduate Certificate and may choose to continue their studies via focused research into a single coaching context (perhaps due to it mirroring their current workplace or career aspirations) or through study of a broader range of topics, each negotiated by themselves and their tutor. Completion of this phase of the programme sees students eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma and able to carry out an extended final project that once successfully completed results in the award of a Master’s degree.

Module delivery will be supported by a range of student-centred approaches (e.g. distance learning and practice-based activities) and will include peer learning sets which could be face-to-face and/or supported electronically. The programme design team is committed to adult learning approaches that include the development of learning contracts and critical and independent enquiry for the coaching practice-based elements. Assessment methods reflect adult learning principles also, allowing students to shape and develop academic work that focuses on current coaching practice and personal development. Students will benefit from an enhanced learning experience by engaging in a variety of creative teaching mediums such as mentorship, peer modelling, reflective discussion, video observation feedback and experiments in practice.

The programme can be completed full time in one year; part time routes are available and should be planned with the Programme Manager.

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The Professional Development Programme offers the individual practitioner or an organisation the opportunity to tailor make a programme of accredited study to meet the specific needs of themselves and the organisation. Read more
The Professional Development Programme offers the individual practitioner or an organisation the opportunity to tailor make a programme of accredited study to meet the specific needs of themselves and the organisation.

For the individual the programme starts with a conversation about their journey so far and the directions they want to take. A plan to reach that destination is created exploring both the learning needs that emerge and results they want to achieve. This can also be linked to specific organisational objectives. The link between personal development and organisational results is such that frequently these programmes are funded by an employing organisation.

The programme can lead to academic and or professional awards and these are negotiated as part of the development of the learning plan.

For an organisation the process might include the development needs of the whole organisation or key teams within it. It starts with an analysis of needs and the creation of an organisational learning plan. A structure is put in place to support the delivery of the plan. The scheme can be linked to awards where required.

As this is a bespoke programme a learning conversation is the staring point for the relationship with PDF. We will advise on the best route forward, which includes introducing you to other organisations where they are best fitted to meet your needs.

A programme in Professional Development with the Leadership of Management is available.

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MSc Professional Practice in Computing and IT and MSc Professional Practice in Project Management are aimed at practicing professionals who want to progress up the career ladder through higher education but have a limited amount of time to commit to study. Read more
MSc Professional Practice in Computing and IT and MSc Professional Practice in Project Management are aimed at practicing professionals who want to progress up the career ladder through higher education but have a limited amount of time to commit to study. These programmes place an emphasis on developing and applying the knowledge, skills and competencies required for successful professional practice, allowing you to demonstrate a clear return of investment for each module completed.

This programme has been designed with a mix of directed and independent learning activity supported by individual tutoring. Delivered in part-time blended mode, this programme combines interactive workshops, online learning materials, individual tutor guidance and tutorials.

Key facts

• Part-time Masters degree based in Central London
• Designed to use your own workplace and recent CPD training as the context for learning
• Delivered in a part-time blended mode, ideal for busy working professionals
• One day workshops and individual guidance tutoring
• Identify opportunities for self and organisational improvement

What will I study?

This MSc is available in two separate awards which allow you to develop your workplace and learning capability in the areas of Computing and IT or Project Management. These programmes are ideal for those in employment who engage in demonstrable continuing professional development relating to their workplace discipline.

Professional Practice in Computing and IT

This course is ideal for wide range of IT and Computing professionals who engage in regular continuing professional development and who wish to use such learning as a foundation for study at postgraduate level. As a work based award you will use the learning gained in your IT/Computing professional development and subsequent engagement with academic and practitioner literature, to develop research informed work based studies which are designed to lead to your individual and workplace improvement. This will be achieved through the completion of IT/Computing focused consultancy style reports. The programme will consider the competences and leadership attributes required to ensure your effective career development in this competitive and dynamic discipline. As such you will engage in a range of learning activities which are designed to enhance you as an IT/Computing professional working across a range of sectors. The underlying philosophy of the programme is that it will contribute to the continuing professional development of learners and enhance your potential for future development within the IT/Computing disciplines.

Professional Practice in Project Management

This course is ideal for wide range of Project and Programme Management professionals who engage in regular continuing professional development and who wish to use such learning as a foundation for study at postgraduate level. As a work based award you will use the learning gained in your Project/Programme Management professional development and subsequent engagement with academic and practitioner literature to develop research informed work based studies which are designed to lead to your individual and workplace improvement. This will be achieved through the completion of Project and Programme Management focused consultancy style reports. Furthermore the programme will consider the competences and leadership attributes required to ensure your effective career development in this competitive and dynamic discipline. As such you will engage in a range of learning activities which are designed to enhance you as a Programme/Project Management professional working across a range of sectors. The underlying philosophy of the programme is that it will contribute to the continuing professional development of learners and enhance your potential for future development within the Project/Programme Management disciplines.

How will I be taught and assessed?

Delivered in part-time blended mode, the programme combines interactive workshops sessions delivered in a series of one day block sessions supported by a range of online learning materials including video, podcast and work based learning activities and individual tutorials. You can expect a one or two day workshop per module which is delivered on weekends spread throughout the 2 year period. There will also be online video, podcast and email support between workshops to enable you to build your knowledge and confidence.

Overall, the programme uses a combination of teaching and learning materials and techniques including:

• Workshops delivered at weekends to enable face to face learning and interaction with fellow learners and tutors.
• Dedicated learning platform with a range of video, podcast materials and directed reading materials
• Self-study materials, providing knowledge and understanding, and helping you to apply ideas to your workplace.
• Work-related assignments that give you an opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding and provide evidence of competence.

Modules

All modules on this course are core:

Induction
Academic Recognition of CPD (30 credits)
Consultancy Project (30 credits)
Personal Impact for Professional Development (30 credits)
Developing Strategy for Professional Impact (30 credits)
Professional Practice Project (60 credits)

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This Professional Development (Social Work) programme is linked to current trends in the social work profession, and offers qualified social workers the opportunity to consolidate, extend and develop their practice. Read more
This Professional Development (Social Work) programme is linked to current trends in the social work profession, and offers qualified social workers the opportunity to consolidate, extend and develop their practice. Based on the principles of credit accumulation and transfer, you can negotiate your own programme of study and work towards a Professional Development (Social Work) award - from a BA (Hons) to a full Masters.

Course detail

The course is unique in that you can choose learning opportunities from within and outside UWE Bristol to maintain, improve and broaden your knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities required for your professional life.

The emphasis is on work-based learning and we encourage you to think critically about your own practice in a wide range of situations. This includes those associated with inter-agency and inter-professional work - in the context of the BASW Professional Capabilities Framework, Knowledge and Skills statements and the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Practice. You will also have opportunities to explore service user and carer perspectives in relation to service provision with the service users and carers involved in the programme. We work closely with you to help define and develop the best approaches to achieving your personal goals, through self-directed study and peer learning.

Structure

This programme is very flexible, and you will liaise with the programme leader and the relevant people within your organisation to develop a learning plan that supports your personal and professional goals.

Your learning is supported by a wide range of online learning materials and tutorials. The only compulsory module is the Work Based Learning Project, which will reflect your individual route.

Work-Based Learning Project

This requires evidence of work, research or volunteering. You will have an appointed supervisor to plan and guide your work to evidence how you have developed your social work practice. The extent of work involved in this module depends on the award route you take.

You also select from a range of modules relating to social work and professional practice, and can choose taught modules from a wide range of UWE courses as well as bringing credits obtained from other Higher Education Institutions that we will assess and, if appropriate, accredit to your award.

Format

Teaching and learning methods depend on the modules you choose to study. As well as presentations and lectures from UWE Bristol lecturers, we also work with practitioners, researchers and managers with expertise in specific areas of social work. There are many opportunities for small group work and discussion to facilitate peer learning.

We work closely with social work agencies to design and deliver the course. Practitioners and managers are involved in teaching, assessing and quality assurance of the programme to ensure it reflects current developments and best practice in social work. Members of the social work service user and carer hub group contribute to the programme in a variety of ways.

Assessment

Assessment for the work-based learning elements of the programme is through coursework, which typically comprises reflective essays and work-based projects. Assessment techniques reflect the practical and applied nature of the programme.

Careers / Further study

Students who successfully complete this course will enhance their opportunities for promotion and specialism.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx

Funding

- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

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The MSc in Professional Development in Occupational Therapy offers occupational therapists the opportunity to build a masters level qualification around their own area of practice and personal development plan. Read more
The MSc in Professional Development in Occupational Therapy offers occupational therapists the opportunity to build a masters level qualification around their own area of practice and personal development plan. The flexible programme focuses upon core skills of leadership, research application, and critical thinking applied to the practice of occupational therapy in the context of multi-disciplinary working in health and social care services. The programme consists of six taught modules and a dissertation which can be completed between two years full-time and up to six years part-time.

You can choose from a range of Masters (Level 7) taught modules available within the School. You must complete six modules comprising:

• Two compulsory core
• One (from four) additional core
• Two Occupational Therapy modules
• One optional module for the PgDip and a further 60 credit dissertation related to Occupational Therapy for the MSc

Dissertation options include: research project, work based project or a systematic review.

Students who complete one core module and two Occupational Therapy modules will be eligible for a PgCert award.

Modules

Compulsory Core:

Research in health and social care
Innovation for excellence

Additional Core:

Professional development through contract learning
Developing skills and competence in professional practice
Delivering an evidence-based service
Ethics consultation and best interests decision making

Occupational Therapy Modules:

Advanced group skills for occupational therapists;
Outcome measures in occupational therapy
Theoretical perspectives in context: advancing occupational therapy practice
Occupational therapy for the older person
Applied leadership and service innovation in occupational therapy

Examples of Optional Modules:

An introduction to counselling skills for health care professionals
Introduction to economic evaluation for AHPs
Leadership skills for allied health professionals
Teaching and learning in practice settings (AHPs)

Professional links

London South Bank University is affiliated with the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Employability

Modules in this programme will contribute to the continuous development of your occupational therapy practice through the acquisition of advanced skills and higher levels of knowledge which are required for the effective performance of a complex role.

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The PGCert award offers the opportunity of postgraduate study for practitioners in social work and social care in settings beyond specialist child care, adult and mental health teams, for example. Read more

The PGCert award offers the opportunity of postgraduate study for practitioners in social work and social care in settings beyond specialist child care, adult and mental health teams, for example: YOT, homeless services, domestic violence, learning disabilities and substance misuse specialisms. For social workers this will provide evidence of their learning in order to meet HCPC requirements for renewing their registration. However, we would expect this course to be attractive to non-social work qualified staff as part of their continuing professional development (CPD) and career development. The core module aims to support practitioners to extend their knowledge and analytical skills in relation to their own CPD and to reflect on their capability in relation to their evolving scope of practice.

Candidates can enhance their academic qualification by progressing from one of the Centre for CPD PGCerts to complete a PGDiploma and then further with the MA. This is a generic route and provides a flexible and wide choice of modules. For the PGDiploma the candidate will complete a research module and choose 2 other modules from a broad range. The MA will involve a dissertation in an area of their specialist practice.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The University has been endorsed by the College of Social Work as a provider of CPD training.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, material for self-directed learning, e-learning, workshops will form part of university based learning provision.

Students will be required to link formal learning to their practice and will be encouraged to build on existing skills/develop new skills to consolidate their learning across the academic and practice fields.

Skills, values and knowledge will be developed through group discussions, group tutorials, presentations and practice learning opportunities.

The overarching teaching and learning strategy will enable students to develop cognitive skills which are appropriate to independent learning and postgraduate study.

A range of assessment methods will include essays, presentations, case studies, practice observation, reflective writing, practice portfolios, and personal development files.

OPPORTUNITIES

Students who are enrolled with the School of Social Work, Care and Community may be eligible for international travel opportunities relevant to their study.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Aims of the course include:

-Enable students to critically reflect on and review their professional development to facilitate enhanced performance and service delivery

-Provide learning opportunities for students to critical reflect on complex challenges, current issues and new evidence-based practice research

-Develop and enhance students’ capacity for critically evaluating key theoretical knowledge, law and policy in relation social work and social care practice

-Provide learning opportunities for students to develop and to enhance decision-making skills in complex situations in social work and social care practice

-Enable students to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level

-Enable students to recognise the contribution, and begin to make use, of research to inform practice

-Provide an opportunity for students to undertake a research project in their specialist area of practice



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Continued Professional Development (CPD) education modules are aimed at qualified teachers currently working in primary schools,early years settings or special schools. Read more
Continued Professional Development (CPD) education modules are aimed at qualified teachers currently working in primary schools,early years settings or special schools.

The CPD modules will enable you to develop advanced knowledge, understanding and skills within the module subject area.You'll be prepared for future career development, for example subject management roles in school; enabling you to manage the work of others and the strategic planning of your chosen subject across the whole school or specific age phase.

The option to gain 30 Masters Level credits per module through assessment is highly recommended as a route towards achieving higher degree qualifications.

Routes

• Study a CPD course purely for your own professional development, with no assessment element.
• Study a CPD with masters level assessment allowing you to gain 30 masters level credits per module.

Masters level credits gained through the CPD modules can be used to count towards the award of full Masters qualifications such as the LSBU MA in Education.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/continuing-professional-development-education

Modules

Inquiry Based Science
English: Language, Learning and Culture
Exploring Mathematics
Raising Achievement in Mathematics (RAiM)
Connect, Consume, Create: ICT in the Primary School . Download PDF (PDF File 73 KB)
Performing Arts
Working inclusively with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Timetable

Taught over one term, the CPD modules consist of ten session, 3 hours duration each week.

Modules will normally start in September but also January where there is a viable expression of interest.

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