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
1 or 2 semesters (route determines)
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
June or Anytime (route determines)
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.
Route A is designed for those who wish to update their knowledge in relation to social work law, theory and practice and is therefore particularly relevant to qualified social workers wishing to apply to join or rejoin the social work register.
Duration: within one semester, consisting of one week of workshops in June plus an assessment. Guidance and academic assistance provided throughout.
Description: During the teaching week learners will explore current legislative, policy, theory, methods and consideration of the contemporary nature of social work practice. A range of specialist areas of social work practice will be focused on during this week including children and families social work, working with adults, social pedagogy, mental health and disability. There will also be support with job applications, interview skills, applying to join the social work register and requirements for continuing professional development (CPD).
Route B is designed for those working in social work or social care to reflect on their recent practice, learning and development.
Duration: Tutorial led module with assessment. You may commence this module 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.
Description: Through tutorial support and blended learning activities, learners are encouraged to extend knowledge and analytical skills to reflect on their capability for practice. In doing so this enables individuals to reflect upon their CPD activities in line with professional body requirements.
20 Credit Module at Level 7
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
'My application for readmission to the HCPC register has been successful on the basis of the return to social work event and the additional module. I was surprised that I received notification less than three weeks after sending in the forms. This might be optimistic news for other people who may, like myself, expect readmission to be a very long process! As I've said before, I found the return to social work event, and the people I met there, a confidence-boosting experience. Straight after the event, I revamped my CV using the advice we received about job applications, and began applying for jobs. I have just accepted a job in a new service for recovering drug addicts, which is a new field for me, but I felt I was ready for a new challenge. On reflection whilst writing my assignment I decided that the third sector may allow more opportunities for using my skills in a more creative way than in statutory services. Thanks again for your support.'
For full details of the Centre for CPD's offering and progression routes please www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
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
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