Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
Within 3 months, comprising 10 half-day or 5 full-day sessions with pre-reading, and self-directed study time.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
March (bespoke options for group bookings available)
The module is particularly suited for practitioners with an interest in:
- Studying violence against women and children
- Developing knowledge of relevant research methods in this field
- Understanding violence against women theoretical frameworks
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.
Domestic abuse affects the lives of children, young people and their parents. It leaves children and mothers feeling unsafe in their homes. It is associated with a range of other adversities including poverty, isolation, substance misuse, other forms of family and community violence and abuse, mental health needs and disability. It is against this context that interventions with children and families take place. This module will enable a range of practitioners working with families who live with domestic abuse and associated violence to develop their skills, knowledge of relevant research and confidence in this field.
Topics covered include:
• key concepts and approaches to families living with domestic abuse
• child sexual exploitation
• the impact of domestic violence on children and young people
• working with perpetrators of domestic abuse.
20 Credit Module at Level 7
Learning Environment & Assessment:
15 minute PowerPoint presentation and 3,000 word assessment.
Learning outcome & aims
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
• Critically discuss the different manifestations of different forms of VAW in different populations
• Evaluate academic research on VAW, the consequences, policy responses and interventions
• Confidently interpret and critically appraise VAW research data and methods used and relate to practice
• Critically analyse research and policy literature and communicate this to an audience.
Industry links & professional accreditation
The School of Social Work Care and Community has worked closely with some of the key local statutory and independent employers in the development of this module. The learning from this module can be used to requirements for continuing professional development and continuing education.
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.
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.
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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
This module can be delivered on site for groups of staff, to help meet your workforce development needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.