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
One semester, comprising a two hour seminar once a week, plus self-directed study time required to complete assessment.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
This module is aimed at anyone interested in improving the knowledge and understanding of working with children and young people in complex professional environments – in social work, health, education, early years, youth work and beyond.
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 will begin by an analysis of the constitution of modern childhood drawing on literature from both sociological and psychological disciplines. Students will be encouraged to critique the universality of children’s experiences by examining a range of variables including class, gender, disability, and ethnicity. Underlying assumptions and perceptions about children, children’s rights and optimal childhoods will be critically explored and applied to children’s services.
The aim is for students to consider and develop more empowering practice in their interventions with children.
Students will engage in debates around several key issues including:
20 Credit Module at Level 7
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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
Fees 2018/19 and 2019/20: £725 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Individuals should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
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
To apply to undertake the MA Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People, please follow the instructions on the course webpage.