This course is set at Level 7 (Masters) in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
There is a long and successful tradition in SWSC of offering courses/modules and programmes in continuing professional development (CPD) for social workers in children's services. With the recent move to Integrated Children's Services it is recognised that practitioners from a range of disciplines need to learn together to develop effectiveness in their new role and multi-disciplinary configuration. This programme will offer such opportunities, taught alongside the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Specialist Practice with children, young people, their families and carers, with both based on key inter-disciplinary frameworks such as the DfES Common Core of skills and knowledge for the children's workforce.
This programme will enable candidates to further develop a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of issues related to their specialised and complex roles in children's services, which is rooted in recent research evidence. There is an opportunity to develop advanced skills in observing, assessing, communicating and intervening with children, young people, their families and carers.
For information on the composition of this course please see either the on-line Undergraduate prospectus for undergraduate related courses or the on-line Postgraduate prospectus for postgraduate related courses.
More detailed information on the course structure and modules within this degree will be available on this page shortly.
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