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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    2-6 years part time

  • Course Type

    MA, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    30 May 2019

This course provides a career development pathway for those wishing to specialise in professional education and training within their professional field relevant to social work and or social care. All modules include practice elements, are research-informed and can be chosen to suit your professional needs. The course is also a springboard for continuation to doctoral studies.

What will you study?

The course has a national and international focus. You will learn about latest developments and research in social work and social care education around the world and the global agenda for social work. In addition, you will develop the professional practice skills needed to work in professional education and training in social work, social care or other relevant sectors; eg educating, mentoring, supporting, assessing and managing others; teamwork and interprofessional practice; and leadership skills. There is a strong emphasis on developing your critical appraisal of research evidence and exploring ethical frameworks.

You will need to successfully complete two 30 credit modules to gain the postgraduate certificate; four 30 credit modules to gain the postgraduate diploma; and four 30 credit modules plus a 60 credit 'capstone' project .


Reports, reviews, evaluations, posters, portfolio of practice, training manual, assessed practice, projects and a 'capstone' project.

Find out if this course suits you

This course is ideal if you are working in any of the following roles in the social work education or related sector:

  • teaching, practice teaching, mentoring and assessment of students, practitioners and senior practitioners;
  • managing the contribution of other people in learning and assessment processes;
  • working with groups or cohorts of learners;
  • training officers and managers;
  • supervising professional staff;
  • contributing to professional teaching in universities and colleges;
  • co-ordinating or managing work-based learning and assessment support systems or placements; or
  • delivering and quality-assuring training programmes, either across teams, within departments or between organisations and universities or colleges.

It is also suitable for freelance trainers, educators and assessors.

Visit the Professional Education and Training (MA/PGDip/PGCert) page on the Kingston University website for more details!





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