Part-time: 1-2 years
Postgraduate, Professional Development
Mixed Mode, Part-time
Flexible – please discuss options with CPD team
This course offers the opportunity of postgraduate study for practitioners in social work and social care in the broad settings of child, adult and mental health care. This also includes practitioners in specialist practice areas such as: YOT, homeless services, domestic violence, learning disabilities and substance misuse.
For social workers this will provide evidence of their learning in order to meet HCPC requirements for renewing their registration. However, we would expect this course to be attractive to non-social work qualified staff as part of their continuing professional development (CPD) and career development.
The core module aims to support practitioners to extend their knowledge and analytical skills in relation to their own CPD and to reflect on their capability in relation to their evolving scope of practice.
This course is available for all practitioners in the field of social work or social care and will form part of their employer’s commitment to CPD alongside their own registration requirements with professional regulators.
There is a standard benchmark of a first degree at 2.2 or above in a relevant subject, but non-standard entrants with suitable experience in social care and evidence of recent study will be considered.
International applications must have an IELTS score of a minimum of 7.0.
Please note, certain modules within this course may have additional entry requirements.
Plus two modules from:
Find out more information on each module via the Centre for CPD’s webpage. Alternatively, use the UCLan search engine at the top of this page.
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The course will:
Initially please contact the CPD team to discuss your module preferences.
You can apply either on a course basis or individual modular basis. 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
For further details about the course and module options please contact:
Matt Graham, Course Leader
Tel: +44 (0)1772 893462
Part-time: £880 per 20 credits (UK/EU)
Module fees will remain the same for the duration of the course providing students do not interrupt their study.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
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The Centre for CPD has been awarded BASW CPD Provider Accreditation. Valid February 2018 – February 2020.
Determined by your module selection.
Keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, material for self-directed learning, e-learning, workshops will form part of university based learning provision.
Students will be required to link formal learning to their practice and will be encouraged to build on existing skills/develop new skills to consolidate their learning across the academic and practice fields.
Skills, values and knowledge will be developed through group discussions, group tutorials, presentations and practice learning opportunities.
The overarching teaching and learning strategy will enable students to develop cognitive skills which are appropriate to independent learning and postgraduate study.
A range of assessment methods will include essays, presentations, case studies, practice observation, reflective writing, practice portfolios, and personal development files.
On successful completion of this award students can progress to MA awards, such as the MA in Professional Development and Practice. For full details on the offering and progression routes please visit the Centre for CPD.