Using theories and concepts of social pedagogy this module aims to introduce relationship based approaches to participatory practice; as a way of working with people.
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
Six sessions over four weeks, plus self-directed study time to complete assessment.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
April (bespoke options for group bookings available)
This module is aimed at a range of people who are interested in developing their understanding of social pedagogy and exploring its potential for working with children, young people or adults in a way that promotes social justice and values relationship and creative approaches.
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 adopts an experiential learning approach which gives students the opportunity to participate in shared reflective activities through a variety of methods such as group problem-solving tasks.
Using theories and concepts of social pedagogy this module aims to introduce relationship based approaches to participatory practice; as a way of working with people. Students will be supported to consider how a focus on the social relations between and among staff and service users; and how the use of dialogue and critical reflection can help us understand events and interactions in practice. The module will also enable students to explore the value of practical and creative approaches to engage with service users.
The module covers topics including:
- Social learning
- Social justice
- Practical and creative approaches
- Developing risk competence
- The history of social pedagogy
20 Credit Module at Level 7
Learning Environment & Assessment:
Two parts – one group creative task, and a written critical reflection.
Learning outcome & aims
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
- Critically appraise concepts of social pedagogy and how they are relevant to social care and social work
- Consider critically the benefits of adopting a social pedagogical approach to working with people
- Demonstrate an ability to apply social pedagogy’s core values and skills in their work
- Critically explain how the theoretical approaches taught can be applied to the understanding of individuals
- Critically consider how ideas about, and understanding of social pedagogy can be used to inform practice with different service user groups.
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.
“An amazing course, that’s like a breath of fresh air in the care industry.”
“Developing relationship is a key to learning.”
“With great communication and a sense that everyone was being listened to…..we valued one another and valued the contributions each person made.”
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
For 2018/19 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.