The aim of this module is to provide participants with a critical appreciation of theoretical perspectives underpinning the policy and practice of the Youth Justice system in England and Wales.
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
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Part-time within one semester: weekly 3 hour lecture for 10 weeks, along with self-directed study time to complete assessment.
SCHOOL: School of Social Work, Care and Community
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: To be confirmed. To be notified please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This module is aimed at existing Youth Offending Service practitioners and also social care practitioners who may be considering practice within a youth justice setting, or seeking to enhance existing understanding of youth justice issues.
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 aim of this module is to provide participants with a critical appreciation of theoretical perspectives underpinning the policy and practice of the Youth Justice system in England and Wales. The module provides opportunities for participants to explore current paradigms of practice; question their efficacy in light of research evidence and critically reflect upon practice issues within the youth justice setting.
The module covers topics including:
20 Credit Module at Level 7
The module is assessed using two assessment elements. The first element is a 3,000 word essay based on a Case Study and represents 70% of the overall total for the module. The second element is a 15 minute Reflective Account submitted in a filmed format and represents 30% of the overall total for the module.
Mike Blackmon, 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 Advanced Community Justice
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
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.
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.