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
May commence 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.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
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.
As this is a tutorial based module students are able to commence at any time during the academic year. A tutor will meet with you to design an individualised learning plan to focus upon your learning objectives. Tutorials will be negotiated with you to support you during this module.
The module aims to support learners to extend their knowledge and analytical skills in relation to their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and to reflect on their capability in relation to their evolving scope of practice. In doing so it enables individuals to either update their social work knowledge to assist their application to join the HCPC register of Social Workers or provides an opportunity for those already in practice to reflect upon their CPD activities in line with professional body requirements.
The module is designed for those wishing to update their social work knowledge to assist their application to join the HCPC register of Social Workers and for practitioners to reflect upon their CPD activities. As each person has a unique learning journey a learning plan will be drawn up in collaboration with a tutor to consider the what and the how of learning. This blended learning module encourages students to engage in a range of learning activities such as reading, attending seminars, watching documentaries, engaging in critical reflective dialogue and experiential learning through paid or voluntary work.
20 Credit Module at Level 7
The assessment can be completed by writing an essay or submission of a portfolio.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
This module considers the requirements for professionals to manage and maintain their continued professional development.
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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
Non-standard part-time fees £650 per 20 credit module 2016/17
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
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