Advanced Practice Skills in Child Welfare and Protection
Delivered by representatives of the University of Stirling, the NSPCC and a range of experts from across Scotland, this fully accredited programme has been introduced to enable students to develop advanced skills in child welfare and protection practice with children and families.
Unlike most other postgraduate courses in the field, this course has an emphasis on gaining practical skills and experience. In particular the course is designed to bridge an existing gap in practice skills development, and students will gain knowledge, skills and experience for working within the most challenging settings.
The syllabus will provide access to the latest insights, from experts in fieldwork and clinical practice across a range of settings, which inform contemporary practice in Scotland.
It will include a variety of innovative learning and assessment methods including videotaped role-play, extended case study work, peer review. Introducing a more intensive model of skills validation for experienced practitioners, the course will encourage criticality and a culture of evidence informed practice and interventions, and approaches to self-evaluation.
The Faculty of Social Sciences is a large interdisciplinary unit, combining teaching and research interests in: Dementia; Education; Housing Studies; Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology; and Social Work. We offer an established, research-led suite of taught postgraduate courses, including our world renowned Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) courses, ESRC-recognised courses in Social Research and diverse Doctoral opportunities.
Our externally accredited professional courses, such as Educational Leadership, Housing Studies and Social Work Studies, are designed to best equip our students with practical and transferable knowledge for the complex demands of professional practice. The Faculty is home to a vibrant and diverse community of academics and postgraduate students, where creative thinking and independent spirit is promoted and celebrated.
Other admission requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: -IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill. -Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C. -Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B. -Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component. -IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20.