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Professional Development Review (SW4700) Short Course

Professional Development Review (SW4700) Short Course
This module is designed for practitioners in social work and social care who have more than one year post qualifying experience to enable them to further develop and consolidate their knowledge, skills and values in a specialist area of 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.

 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

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:

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

Anytime

Entry Requirements:

This module is aimed at social work and social care practitioners with more than one year’s experience in practice.

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.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The module will enable them to critically reflect on and review their development to facilitate enhanced performance and service delivery. Practitioners will be able to map their career progression against current professional benchmarks such as the Professional Capabilities Framework and the HCPC standards for continuing professional development.

The module covers topics including:

  • Skills of critical reflection for professional development 
  • Effective use of supervision in and for practice
  • Exploring complexities of practice, such as multiagency working, contemporary issues and promoting welfare and safeguarding
  • Principles of evidence based practice and research minded approaches
  • Ethical challenges and dilemmas within practice
  • Working with service users and carers and diverse communities

 

 

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Portfolio and reflective essay

Academic Expertise

Fiona Harbin, Module Leader

Learning outcome & aims

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

  • Critically reflect on and review their development in accordance with professional requirements for lifelong learning
  • Critically examine the role and impact of supervision with particular emphasis on learning, development and effective practice
  • Critically analysis and demonstrate knowledge, skills and values within their specialist area of practice
  • Demonstrate engagement with principles of evidence based practice and develop research minded approaches.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

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

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Progression Routes

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

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

PG Dip/MA Professional Development and Practice

 

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.

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

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