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Advanced Professional Studies (Adult Protection) (PgCert)

Course Description

Programme description

This programme has been developed in response to the introduction of the Adult Protection and Support (Scotland) Act 2007 that puts at the forefront of contemporary professional practice and priorities, the importance of working with adults who are at risk of harm.

The programme is intended for experienced practitioners (minimum two years post-qualifying experience) from a range of relevant agencies providing services to adults at risk of harm.

Programme structure

You will study 12 taught days and eight days of online learning.

Learning outcomes

You will develop confidence and competence within the complex field of adult protection in order to practice autonomously and collaboratively with individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds.

Career opportunities

This programme is intended to build on your existing skills and improve your professional abilities. On completion, you will be better placed to take on more advanced roles within your existing workplace, or apply for those that offer a greater degree of responsibility.

Advanced study such as this also provides a range of highly transferable skills, such as communication and project management, which can be applied to your current role or used to enhance future employment prospects in any field.

Visit the Advanced Professional Studies (Adult Protection) (PgCert) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A degree or a postgraduate qualification in social work or an allied profession. If you are professionally qualified but do not hold a degree-level qualification, you may ask for special consideration when applying. You should have two years’ experience in social work or related professional practice.

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