Social workers can take postgraduate modules on a standalone basis as short courses for continuing professional development (CPD).
Our programmes and modules have been developed in partnership with employer partners in south-west London and Surrey to meet the continuing professional development needs of social workers. They are underpinned and informed by: -The LGA Employer Standards for Social Work and the Supervision Standards -The Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work (PCF) -The Chief Social Worker Knowledge and Skills Statements -The HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Social Work in England and Standards for Continuing Professional Development
They offer a flexible and development approach by which social workers can develop and gain academic credit towards an Advanced Social Work MA or a Professional Education and Training MA; or a Professional Development in Social Work PgDip or PgCert.
All modules include application of learning to professional practice. There are specialist modules for social workers working with children and young people, their families and carers; social workers working with adults; practice educators and professional educators and trainers and for managers. All modules can be taken as 'free standing' modules.
-Postgraduate Certificate: students must pass 60 Level 7 credits -Postgraduate Diploma: students must pass 120 Level 7 credits -MA: students must pass 180 Level 7 credits (including the Capstone Research Project)
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Working with adults -Enhancing Knowledge and Skills for Social Workers in Adult Services -Best Interests Assessor -Frameworks for Effective Safeguarding Practice with Adults -Managing Professional Responses to Safeguarding Adults at Risk -Safeguarding Adults at Risk
Working with children and young people -Enhancing Knowledge and Skills for Child and Family Social Workers -Frameworks for Effective Safeguarding Practice with Children and Families
Professional education and training, leadership and management -Leading and Managing People in Social Work Practice -Leading and Managing in Social Work and Social Care Organisations -Planning and Delivery of Training -Practice Education Stage 1 -Practice Education Stage 2 -Psychology of Teaching and Learning -Supervision of Professional Practice
Social work research -Capstone Research Project
Progression in practice at ASYE/social worker level (PCF) -Effective Written Professional Communication in Social Work