The MA Advanced Social Work Practice is a flexible course that offers you, as a registered social worker, an integrated academic and professional qualification in the area of children and families social work. It will support your learning from initial qualification as a social worker through to experienced and advanced levels of practice in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework.
Why choose this course?
- An ideal opportunity for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) which will support your continued registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a qualified practitioner who has demonstrated commitment to and involvement in CPD. - The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency. - The modular delivery of the course allows you to meet your learning at a time and pace that makes sense to you and will support your professional development throughout your career. - Current practitioners can acquire a Master's qualification while making an original contribution to knowledge and understanding in their chosen field of professional practice. - You will be taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who draw upon established expertise, research interests and professional experience. - Each module will encourage you to explore specific themes, based upon experiences in practice. In this way you will be able to integrate learning across the theory and practice divide.
The modules you complete will depend on the current stage of your social work career. For more information about the modules you may study visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/advsocialwork
A variety of assessment methods are used including essays; research and policy reviews; case study analysis; practice setting analysis; group and individual presentations; observations of practice; and a dissertation. There is a strong focus on helping you to develop your practice as part of your academic achievement, and the course will require you to explore and reflect on your practice as part of the assessment process.
As well as formal (graded) assessments you will undertake formative (developmental, ungraded) assessments for which academic staff will provide informal feedback on your progress and development.