Children and young people have the right to participate. On this module students learn what participation could mean in practice by studying a variety of local and globally contexts. Students explore the role of culture in framing children and young people’s lives and their participation. Students develop their awareness of the barriers to and facilitators of effective participation.
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.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Within 5 months, comprising 5 teaching days plus self-directed study.
SCHOOL: School of Social Work, Care and Community
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: January
This module is aimed at people with experience as participants in or facilitators of children and young people’s participation; staff for whom individual or group participation in decision making is an element of their job role; and, graduates with a clear interest in children and young people’s participation.
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.
Highlights of the module:
This module aims to develop in students a critical appreciative awareness of children and young people’s lives and their participation. It engages students in exploring the role of international and national policies, agencies and practices in shaping childhood and child participation . By comparing and contrasting the experiences of children internationally it question the extent to which understandings of child participation are universal and it provides the opportunity to learn from international examples of excellence. The module encourages students to consider the implications of global perspectives on children’s participation for developing their own practice.
20 Credit Module at Level 7
Short presentation and written assignment.
Cath Larkins, Module Leader
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
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.
Under the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s Centre for CPD portfolio, this module can be completed as standalone or towards one of the following courses:
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development and Practice
Masters in Professional Development and Practice
For full details of the Centre for CPD's offering and progression routes please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
This module is also a core module (mandatory module) on the MA Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People. For full details including fees for this course route please visit the course webpage.
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.
To apply to undertake this module under the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s Centre for CPD offering, 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.
To apply to undertake the MA Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People, please follow the instructions on the course webpage.