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Advanced Social Work Practice (Practice Education) PGCert

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Code
PGL50P
Start
January 2018
Duration
2 years part-time
Attendance
Part-time
Fees
£1,680 (UK/EU) *
Course leader
Diane Apeah-Kubi

This programme facilitates your transition of qualified social worker from being enabled by others, to becoming enablers of others, by meeting the practice education requirements as set out in the Practice Education Professional standards (PEPS). Enhance your professional social work skills and develop your capacities in critical reflection, supervision and professional leadership, so that you can practice at a specialist level and improve outcomes for users of services.

Why study Advanced Social Work Practice (Practice Education) PGCert at Middlesex University?

Our academic staff and practitioners bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, and our long-standing and strong ties with local authorities, charities and independent agencies ensure our courses provide the most current policy and practice in social work.

Our social work team is also part of the North London Social Work Teaching Partnership, an initiative funded by the Department for Education to form a social work teaching partnership between local authorities. You'll benefit from visiting practising Practice Educators supporting / facilitating teaching sessions

Upon graduation, you will have developed knowledge and skills to be able to apply for specialist practitioner roles and/or more advanced social work positions such as those within practice management.

What will you study on Advanced Social Work Practice (Practice Education) PGCert?

Upon completion of this programme you will have an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of adult learning, learning organisations and continuous professional development. You will know the meaning and scope of ‘practice education’ within a national and professional context and the role of the practice educator and practice assessor as well as the pre-qualifying social work student within that context (this is also in reference to the PCF and PEPS).

What will you gain?

As well  as enhancing and developing your professional social work skills and knowledge, you will also have the ability to enable others in particular areas of specialist social work practice. You will have the pre-qualifying social work practice requirements and the related knowledge and values within the workplace in relation to PCF, PEPS and KSS.

  • Modules

    • Practice Education (Stage 1) (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module facilitate your transition of a qualified social worker from being enabled by others, to becoming enablers of others, and meeting the Stage 1 practice education requirements within a particular specialism such as adult, child and family, or mental health social work as set out in the Practice Education Professional standards (PEPS).

      Have a look at this module in more detail, including fees and learning outcomes.

    • Practice Education (Stage 2) (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module will promote good practice in your assessment of and is supported by practice-based teaching. You will also be enabled to meet Stage 2 practice education requirements within a particular specialism of adult, children or mental health as set out in the Practice Education Professional Standards (PEPS).

      Have a look at this module in more detail, including fees and learning outcomes.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

How is the Advanced Social Work Practice (Practice Education) PGCert taught?

You will learn through weekly guided reading, representative practice exercises and formal didactic inputs. You will have access to e-learning via the university’s “My Learning” and external websites.

Assessment

You will be assessed via a portfolio, comprising of various placement-related documents.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. Additional costs

How can the Advanced Social Work Practice (Practice Education) PGCert support your career?

Upon graduation, you will have developed the knowledge and skills required to apply for specialist practitioner roles and/or more advanced social work/ welfare positions such as those within leadership and practice management.

Diane Apeah-Kubi
Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Work CPD Lead in the Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine

Diane continues to keep her links to practice by acting as a Practice Educator to Social Work students and she has assisted the Metropolitan Police Training School (Hendon) with their Vulnerable Suspect and Witness Interviewing Course for trainee detectives.

Rahaman Mohammed
Senior lecturer

Prior to joining Middlesex, Rahman worked as a freelance trainer delivering workshops on safeguarding and Deprivation of Liberty. He also worked as an Approved Mental Health Professional and is a qualified Practice Educator.

Other courses

Advanced Social Work Practice MA/PGDip/PGCert

Start: January 2018

Duration: 2 years part-time

Code: PGL50M

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