A range of modules are available to enhance your knowledge, develop skills and further your CPD. Credits can be gained on a standalone modular basis or used to achieve one of the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s CPD target awards.
Short Course / CPD
Part time: 6 full day sessions (5 days taught content and presentation prep time, 1 day presentations)
No Partner College
January and bespoke options available
This module is aimed at practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge of the theories and effective practice principles which underpin working with sexual offending. Within Criminal Justice and Social Work settings, there is a need to increase the awareness and confidence of practitioners working with individuals whose inappropriate sexual behaviour has a damaging impact on victims, their families and the wider community.
All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.
This module aims to examine the complex issues relating to working with people convicted of sexual offending. There is an emphasis on the following topics:
Other topics covered are practitioner resilience, interviewing skills, stereotype and stigma, and the ethical dimensions of the work.
20 Credit Module at Level 7
3000 word written assignment and 20 minute group or paired presentation.
Ruth Parkes, Module Leader
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
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On successful completion of this module students can continue their professional development studies by undertaking other modules to gain a Postgraduate Certificate. We offer further progression with Postgraduate Diploma and MA awards. For full details on the school’s CPD offering and progression routes please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
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.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
This module can be delivered on site for groups of staff, to help meet your workforce development needs. Ruth can also provide bespoke training for various staff needs including (but not limited to): interviewing skills, resilience, onset and development, risk management, assessment tools, offence process. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.