The module aims to equip supervisors in social care with a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of the challenges in the practice of supervision.
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.
Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
3 months, comprising 6 teaching days plus self-directed study time.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
This module is aimed at those supervising social workers or social care staff and are keen to develop their skills and knowledge in this critical area of professional practice.
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.
The module aims to equip supervisors in social care with a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of the challenges in the practice of supervision. It will provide new insights, informed by current models of supervision and research at the forefront of professional practice. The module will enable students to gain a critical understanding of knowledge in their area of practice and to practise the skills required to provide effective supervision within a complex and changing social care environment.
Topics covered include:
- Establishing a clear understanding, rationale and framework for supervision
- The impact of supervision on practice and outcomes for service users and carers
- The role of emotional intelligence in supervision
- Theories of adult learning, learning styles and experiential learning
- Skills, values and knowledge of working with diverse communities and challenging oppressive practice
- Skills in leadership
20 Credit Module at Level 7
Learning Environment & Assessment:
Presentation and Reflective assignment
Learning outcome & aims
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of the principles and purposes of supervision
- Critically analyse the link between supervision, practice and outcomes for vulnerable adults, children and young people
- Critically evaluate the application of adult experiential learning
- Critically examine the role of anxiety and its impact on a worker’s judgement and analysis of information
- Critically examine the complex issues in supervision, systematically and creatively.
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)
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
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
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.