This course reflects the current important emphasis on strong leadership in the context of major reforms in the public sector. Building on earlier professional experience and qualifications, students will have the opportunity to evidence their training and learning and contribute towards their Continuing Professional Development (e.g. for qualified social workers the course will provide evidence towards the HCPC requirements for Standards of CPD).
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.
Students who are enrolled with the School of Social Work, Care and Community may be eligible for international travel opportunities relevant to their study.
The course will: -Enable students to develop skills for effective professional leadership and management in delivering quality services and positive outcomes for those who use services -Provide opportunities to develop an understanding of theoretical models, skills and frameworks to underpin leadership and management in practice -Enable students to demonstrate high quality supervision and promote critical reflection throughout their organisation -Encourage students to understand their own organisation, roles and responsibilities, evaluate practice and bring about innovation and change -Enable students to recognise the contribution of research to inform leadership and management in practice