The Think Ahead programme is a new route into social work, for graduates and career-changers remarkable enough to make a real difference to people with mental health problems. The University of York and its partners provide the academic content of the programme, which consists of two elements: -Paid fast-track scheme to a Masters’ degree in Social Work -Advanced social work training for Consultant Social Workers
Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work
This programme is for Consultant Social Workers recruited to supervise participants of the Think Ahead programme.
It is composed of two modules. The first provides advanced practice training in social interventions for people with mental health problems. The second enables you to work towards Practice Educator Professional Standards stages 1 and 2 with Think Ahead participants.
To access this programme, you will need to apply for opportunities to work as a Think Ahead Consultant Social Worker via recruitment processes within your agency. Once you are accepted onto this you then need to complete a University of York application.