UCLan has a long tradition of providing professional social work education and CPD opportunities for those in social work or social care practice.
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
1 or 2 semesters (route determines)
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
June or Anytime (route determines)
Route A is designed for those who wish to update their knowledge in relation to social work law, theory and practice and is therefore particularly relevant to qualified social workers wishing to apply to join or rejoin the social work register.
Duration: within one semester, consisting of one week of workshops in June plus an assessment. Guidance and academic assistance provided throughout.
Description: During the teaching week learners will explore current legislative, policy, theory, methods and consideration of the contemporary nature of social work practice. A range of specialist areas of social work practice will be focused on during this week including children and families social work, working with adults, social pedagogy, mental health and disability. There will also be support with job applications, interview skills, applying to join the social work register and requirements for continuing professional development (CPD).
Route B is designed for those working in social work or social care to reflect on their recent practice, learning and development.
Duration: Tutorial led module with assessment. You may commence this module at any time during the academic year and the duration of the learning period will be negotiated through a learning plan, but it is not expected to extend beyond two semesters.
Description: Through tutorial support and blended learning activities, learners are encouraged to extend knowledge and analytical skills to reflect on their capability for practice. In doing so this enables individuals to reflect upon their CPD activities in line with professional body requirements.
20 Credit Module at Level 7
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