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Advanced Community Justice PGCert

Advanced Community Justice PGCert

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

Contact UCLan

Course Enquiries
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Part-time: 1 – 2 years

  • Level:

    Postgraduate, Professional Development

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    Flexible – please discuss options with CPD team

  • Award Type:

    PGCert

Why study this programme?

This award develops a pathway specific for practitioners working in the area of community justice and provides an opportunity for them to work towards a specified qualification at postgraduate level. The course will be of interest to professionals within the community justice sector, including Probation Officers, Youth Justice Workers, Workers in Drug and Alcohol Agencies, Crime Prevention Officers, Victims of Crime Support Workers, members of police and prison services and other related fields. The course will enhance the opportunity for practitioners to develop and research specialist areas and to equip themselves for management or strategic management roles.

Each module encourages candidates to consider existing best practice; developing new skills and advanced knowledge in the area of community justice. The course will develop research skills and research-mindedness; it will evaluate the contribution of research to inform practice and enhance service delivery.

Entry Requirements

This award is available for all practitioners in the field of social work or social care and will form part of their employer’s commitment to CPD alongside their own registration requirements with professional regulators.

There is a standard benchmark of a first degree at 2.2 or above in a relevant subject, but non-standard entrants with suitable experience in social care and evidence of recent study will be considered.

International applications must have an IELTS score of a minimum of 7.0.

Applicants will normally be practitioners in an area of social care or social work.

Programme at a Glance

The programme consists of 3 modules:

SW4725 Responding to Contemporary Issues in Community Justice (20 Credits)

Plus two modules from the following:

  • SW4716 Social Perspectives on Personality Disorder (20 Credits)
  • SW4718 Youth Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice (20 Credits)
  • SW4719 Assessment, Management and Treatment of Sexual Offending (20 Credits)
  • SW4720 Violence against Women: Practice and Prevention across different communities (20 Credits)
  • SW4722 Substance Misuse: Social Impact and Practitioner Responses (20 Credits)

Each module encourages candidates to consider existing best practice; developing new skills and advanced knowledge in the area of community justice. The course will develop research skills and research-mindedness; it will evaluate the contribution of research to inform practice and enhance service delivery.

NB: Certain modules within this course may have DBS clearance requirements.

Postgraduate Advice Event

The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

The course will:

  • Enable students to critically reflect on and review their professional development to facilitate enhanced performance and service delivery in the area of community justice
  • Provide learning opportunities for students to critically reflect on complex challenges, current issues and evidence-based practice in the area of community justice
  • Develop and enhance students’ capacity for critically evaluating advanced theoretical knowledge, law and policy in relation to community justice
  • Provide learning opportunities for students to develop and to enhance decision-making skills in complex situations in community justice
  • Develop the student’s understanding of methods of assessment and intervention within the context of community justice
  • Enable students to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level.

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

To study towards this PGCert award, you can apply either on a course basis or individual modular basis.

 

Please contact the CPD team for specific guidance to support you in completing an application and to ensure it is directed appropriately once submitted. You will be advised to apply through the University Online Application System.

Individuals should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Should you have any further questions about the application or enrolment process please contact the CPD team on:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408
Email: socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk

For further details about the course and module options please contact:
Philip O’Hare, Principal Lecturer
Tel: +44 (0)1772 893414
Email: Po-hare@uclan.ac.uk

 

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time:
Part-time: 2016/17 or 2017/18 start = £650* per 20 credit module (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

*module cost will apply throughout the course if commencing in 2016/17 or 2017/18 and providing students do not interrupt their study.

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Professional Accreditation

The University has been endorsed by the College of Social Work as a provider of CPD training.

Learning Environment and Assessment

Keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, material for self-directed learning, e-learning, workshops will form part of university based learning provision.

Students will be required to link formal learning to their practice and will be encouraged to build on existing skills/develop new skills to consolidate their learning across the academic and practice fields.

Skills, values and knowledge will be developed through group discussions, group tutorials, presentations and practice learning opportunities.

The overarching teaching and learning strategy will enable students to develop cognitive skills which are appropriate to independent learning and postgraduate study.

A range of assessment methods will include essays, presentations, case studies, practice observation, reflective writing, practice portfolios, and personal development files.

Academic Expertise

Phil O’Hare, Course Leader

Opportunities

Students who are enrolled with the School of Social Work, Care and Community may be eligible for international travel opportunities relevant to their study.

Progression Routes

On successful completion of this award students can progress to PGDip/MA awards as part of their CPD. For full details on the school’s CPD offering and progression routes please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd

 

Contacts

Should you have any further questions about the application or enrolment process please contact the CPD team on:

School of Social Work,
University of Central Lancashire,
Preston.
PR1 2HE

Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408
Email: socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk

For further details about the course and module options please contact:

Philip O’Hare
Principal Lecturer,
School of Social Work,
University of Central Lancashire,
Preston
PR1 2HE

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893414
Email: Po-hare@uclan.ac.uk