Higher Specialist Social Work, PGDip - Advanced Social Work, MA - Greenwich - Greater London - University of Greenwich - I28403

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  • Academic title
    Higher Specialist Social Work, PGDip / Advanced Social Work, MA
  • Course description
    These programmes have been designed to enable qualified social workers employed in social work practice to gain a post qualifying award in social work at the higher specialist or advanced levels. The programme incorporates the specialist standards prescribed by the General Social Care Council (GSCC) under its new Post Qualifying Framework for Social Work Education and Training.

    Students who successfully complete 120 credits of study will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Specialist Social Work. Those who complete an additional 60 credits will be awarded the MA Advanced Social Work.

    The programme has been planned through close consultation with stakeholders in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors and with service users and carers. The programmes are flexible and enable students to study on a part-time basis and integrate into their work contemporary theoretical perspectives to develop their professional practice. There are three pathways: Social Work with Children and Families, Social Work with Adults, and Social Work Practice Education.

    Core courses

    All pathways

        * Research and Development 1
        * Independent work-based learning Project (MA only)

    Children and Families pathway

        * Safeguarding and Protecting the Welfare of Children
        * Critical Decisions in Child Care
        * Portfolio for Innovative Practice
        * Choice of option courses

    Adult pathway

        * Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
        * Independence and Risk in Working with Adults
        * Portfolio for Innovative Practice
        * Choice of option courses

    Practice Education pathway

        * Learning, Teaching and Assessing
        * Course Design and Evaluation
        * Teaching and Learning in Contemporary Social Work Practice

    Career Options

    Career progression within social work in the public, independent or voluntary sectors

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