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Social work (post-qualifying) credit-bearing short course

Course Description

Social work (post-qualifying) credit-bearing short course

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); and
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 a Advanced Social Work MA or a Professional Education and Training MA; or a Professional Development in Social Work PgDip/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)

If you do not choose to study at masters level, a Professional Development in Social Work Graduate Certificate is available. This is suitable for those at an early career stage (ASYE/social worker). To gain the Graduate Certificate students must pass 60 level 6 credits (30 of which may be at Level 7).

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Working with adults

Adulthood, Development and Transitions
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

Attachment, Development and Transitions
Frameworks for Effective Safeguarding Practice with Children and Families

Professional education and training, leadership and management

International Social Work: Models and Practice
Leadership, Management and Decision Making
Leading and Managing People in Social Work Practice
Mentoring, Coaching and Advanced Assessment of Professional Practice
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

Bringing Theory and Research into Practice
Capstone Research Project

Progression in practice at ASYE/social worker level (PCF)

Progression in Practice 1: ASYE
Progression in Practice 2: Consolidation
Effective Written Professional Communication in Social Work

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved courses

Mentorship for Practice (NMC mentor stage 2)
Practice Teacher: Practice Educator (NMC mentor stage 3)
Practice Teacher: Specialist Educator (NMC mentor stage 3)

Visit the Social work (post-qualifying) credit-bearing short course page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To be confirmed.

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