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GDip Health and Social Care (Adults) or (Children, Young People, their Families and Carers)

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  • Objectives
    The award enables you to reflect critically upon your own practice or experience in relation to published generic and specialist standards. Current legislation surrounding equality is examined, together with the contested nature of the concept of social justice in relation to social work.
  • Entry requirements
    You must hold a degree in an appropriate area (eg. social sciences, youth work, nursing). You must have significant and current experience of mental health services, through voluntary or paid work, or life experience. You must also be in a position to reflect on relevant social care practices
  • Academic Title
    GDip Health and Social Care (Adults) or (Children, Young People, their Families and Carers)
  • Course description
    The Adult Pathway allows you to explore the effectiveness of practices which are intended to manage risk, safeguard adults and promote choice, independence and wellbeing and gain a critical understanding of the wants, needs and experiences of people who are ‘service users’ of adult social care services.

    If you are specialising in Children, Young People, their Families and Carers, you'll examine a range of questions relating to the safeguarding of children and young poeple within contemporary social work practice, together with the complex social, psychological and emotional needs of looked-after children

    As your studies progress, you’ll establish a basis by which experiential learning can be used to provide skills development for practitioners of mental health and social care. Issues of diversity and communication with people with special or complex communication needs will also be critically explored, together with a holistic understanding of learning disability. A work-based learning and assessment module will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of your social work setting.

    Key points


    This highly accessible and relevant award has been created through close collaboration with local Social Work employers and stakeholders with expertise in the field

    Aimed at graduates wishing to further their careers in Social Care, this exciting new award enables you to follow your chosen pathway, working either with adults or children, young people, their families and carers

    You will have the opportunity to study alongside students from other professional backgrounds, experts by experience, qualified social workers and those with significant or current experience of social care services for adults or children and young people through voluntary or paid work, or life experience

    Assessments will relate to your practice experience

    Teaching will take place on Thursdays during University semesters

    Future prospects

    This course will enable workers with a range of degree level qualifications to develop their career within their chosen field (ie. adults or children, young people, their families and carers) within the social care sector, whether in statutory, voluntary or private agencies

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