Master Advanced Social Work

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  • Objectives
    This flexible course is a joint award with the General Social Care Council's (GSCC) Advanced Award in Social Work, which we are accredited to deliver on behalf of the Greater London Post Qualifying Consortium (GLPQ). The course leads further growth and development of the social work profession, and draws on in-depth knowledge of interprofessional leadership, and experience of conducting research and applying research to practice. The majority of the academic assessments directly relate to the Advanced Award requirements.
  • Entry requirements
    You must be employed as a registered social worker; be employed at the time of enrolment in a statutory, private or charitable sector of health and social care services; you must also be qualified in social work (CSS, CQSW, DipSW, qualifying degree, international social work qualification recognised by the GSCC) normally with a minimum five years' post-qualifying experience, preferably with a good first degree; and able to work to the standard required at Masters level (with minimum standards for use of English). You should also be committed to collaboration to implement policies, effect change and improve services. Those offered a place are invited to attend a three-way meeting with the course leaders and a representative from their employers to establish their career development needs, discuss how the course can meet the GSCC Post Registration Training and Learning Scheme requirements, and set up review and feedback mechanisms. This helps you take responsibility for planning, sustaining and progressing your own learning.
  • Academic title
    MSc Advanced Social Work
  • Course description
    Course Content
    The course emphasises analysis, critical reflection, ethical and evidence-based practice. Advanced professional competence can be recognised in respect of one of four pathways - practice, research, education, and training and management - thus promoting and encouraging the level of skill necessary to ensure high quality service delivery. Successful completion of the course gives a Masters degree and an Advanced Award in Social Work locating graduates at the pinnacle of the social work profession. The course provides opportunities for you to practise and have assessed a range of skills described by the TOPSS Leadership and Management Strategy.

    Core modules
    -ASW Dissertation
    -Critical Career Review
    -Critical Inquiry in Practice
    -Interprofessional and Interagency Dynamics
    -Managing Change
    -Supervising and Mentoring Social Work Practice

    You choose one free choice module which can be any Masters level module with open access from the University.

    Teaching and Assessment
    This course is taught as a series of short courses requiring periodic attendance of one or two days at a time. Work based assignments are required for each module.

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