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Advanced Facilitation of Learning in the Workplace (SW4706) Short Course

Advanced Facilitation of Learning in the Workplace (SW4706) Short Course
This module explores traditional and more contemporary learning theory relevant to learning in the workplace which can be drawn upon to support learners in the workplace to develop social work knowledge, skills and values, and also to support the development of resilience and emotional competence.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Mixed Mode

Course Length:

Normally completion is within two semesters. The duration is influenced by the candidate having the opportunity to work with a learner.

School:

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

January 2017

Entry Requirements:
This module is for those who have experience of and/or responsibility for facilitating learning in the workplace. This includes (but is not exclusive to) those who are, or wish to become, stage two practice educators, practice development educators, ASYE supervisors, AMHP supervisors, practice learning coordinators, staff trainers, professional educators or similar. Applications are welcome from those who support social work learners within the workplace.

Registered social workers with stage one educator status will be eligible for stage two (Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work) on successful completion of this module. Registered social workers who do not have stage one will be eligible for status as a Practice Development Educator on successful completion of this module.

All candidates need to ensure that they have the opportunity to support a social work learner and gain an observation of the practice by a Stage Two Practice Educator.

 

DBS Checks:

This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The content considers traditional and contemporary theories relevant to workplace learning, the concept of emotional intelligence, consideration of resilience for social work practice and the principles of supporting the learner through effective supervision.

 

It provides practitioners with theories and tools to underpin their engagement with learners in the workplace. The workshop approach enables participants to learn from each other, share experiences and develop supportive networks.

The module comprises 5 mandatory taught sessions and independent study, working with a social work learner in the workplace and an assignment including an assessed observation in your work setting. It is equivalent to 200 hours of learning (relevant to CPD and HCPC re-registration), and will earn 20 level 7 postgraduate university credits. Registered social workers with stage one educator status will be eligible for stage two (Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work). Registered social workers who support post qualifying students will be eligible for status as a Practice Development Educator.

Upon completion of this module, candidates will have an understanding of theories relevant to workplace learning, the concept of emotional intelligence, consideration of resilience for social work practice and the principles of supporting the learner through effective supervision.

 

 

Learning Environment & Assessment:

The assessment is a reflective essay and an observation of the students practice supervising a social work learner.

Academic Expertise

Dr Clare Stone, Module Leader

Learning outcome & aims

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Critically engage with theories relevant to the workplace learning
  • Critically reflect upon emotional intelligence and its impact on social work intervention.
  • Demonstrate and critically reflect upon advanced skills of facilitating learning in the workplace, to develop resilience and capacity for social work practice
  • Demonstrate effective supervision of a learner in the workplace.

Industry links & professional accreditation

This module is aligned to the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.

Testimonials

Feedback from previous students:

‘Thank you Clare, I have really enjoyed being part of the two courses you’ve taught and I hope that our paths will indeed cross again in the future!’

‘Just to add to everyone else's comments – congratulations to you all. It was great meeting you and learning from each other.’

‘Well done everybody! Can I just say that I have really enjoyed this module and meeting you all. I hope we can keep in touch and swap our ideas and (funny) stories again.’

‘Thanks Clare for all your hard work - I feel like I have learned so much and I can't wait for the next module I do!’

Progression Routes

This module can be completed towards the Professional Development and Practice , Specialist Practice with Adults or Specialist Child Care Practice Postgraduate Certificate, or the Professional Development and Practice Postgraduate Diploma.

For further information about the Centre for CPD offering please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd, call 01772 894361 or email socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Non-standard part-time fees £650 per 20 credit module 2016/17

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

You can apply through the University Online application process. You are advised to contact the School’s Centre for CPD for specific guidance to support this and ensure that your application is directed appropriately on receipt.

Should you have any further questions about the module or application process:
Centre for CPD
School of Social Work, Care & Community
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361
socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk

 

About UCLan

Centre for CPD

School of Social Work, Care & Community

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361

Email: socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk