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).
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)