Entry and Admissions
Part- time: This module is usually expected to be completed within one year. Attendance is required at two half day workshops (at the start of your ASYE year and at midpoint) along with the required self-directed study time to complete assessment.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
September, November, January, March or May
This module is aimed at newly qualified social workers whose employers have registered them on the national ASYE scheme. Candidates need the formal support of their employer in order to undertake this module.
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 course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
This module is designed for newly qualified social workers during their assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) to enable them to consolidate their social work knowledge, skills and values in their specialist area of practice. 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 (CPD).
The module covers topics including:
- The nine domains of the Professional Capabilities Framework at ASYE level
- Skills of critical reflection for professional development
- Effective use of supervision in and for social work practice
- Working within the complexities of social work practice, such as multiagency working, contemporary issues, promoting welfare and safeguarding
- Principles of evidence based practice and research minded approaches
- Ethical challenges and dilemmas within practice
20 Credit Module at Level 7
Learning Environment & Assessment:
Portfolio (Pass/fail) and Critical Reflective piece (percentage grade)
Learning outcome & aims
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
- Critically reflect on and identify areas for development in accordance with professional requirements for lifelong learning
- Critically analyse and demonstrate knowledge, skills and values within their specialist area of practice
- Demonstrate critical engagement with principles of evidence based practice, theory and research.
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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Fees & Funding
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
Fees 2018/19 and 2019/20: £725 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
How to Apply
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