Through work based learning the students will cover the following:
Short Course / CPD
1 Year Part Time
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
A Level 2 qualification or equivalent experiential learning.
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
This course is underpinned by a critical analysis of volunteering and community leadership and how it is applied in diverse, changing and challenging settings.
This programme is built around the concept of a learning community and students are encourage to use the excellent new facilities of the Students Union and also the Library to continue to engage in their studies out of the classroom. All modules are delivered via our new online ‘live’ classroom where students can log on live to the lesson from anywhere in the world.
Assessment is portfolio based with a strong emphasis on action, reflection praxis.
A range of assessment methods will be used during your course. Your skills, knowledge and understanding will be formally and informally assessed through written assignments, oral presentations and through practical tasks. The requirements and the marking criteria for all course assessments are clearly set out for you in this handbook and module handbooks.
Opportunities will also be provided throughout the course for informal, formative assessment of your skills, knowledge and understanding. You will be invited to present seminar papers, contribute to class and online discussions, apply your learning informally in the workplace and take part in tutorials.
On successful completion of this programme a student will be able to:
This course is in partnership with the ILM.
Structured work experience forms a mandatory element of this programme allowing the student to graduate with a portfolio of experience and extra curricula professional qualifications.
"I am passionate about working in the community and with marginalised groups, and having gained a first class honours degree, I am now studying for a Masters in Community Leadership taught at UCLan’s Burnley Campus." - Sara Ali
"I never thought I would return to education, but the degree at UCLan appealed to me because it allows women to fit in their studies around their family and is housed at the Burnley Campus." - Najma Shah
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
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
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.