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BA (Hons) / PG Dip Childcare Practice

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  • Objectives
    Childcare Practice
    This course has been designed to give social workers and other childcare professionals the opportunity to gain a specialist qualification, validated by the General Social Care Council.

    Accreditation
    Validated by the General Social Care Council
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements

    A qualification in Social Work or an equivalent professional qualification in a related field. Applicants usually apply through their employing agency. For direct admission to the BA (H) / Postgraduate Diploma (modules 2-6), applicants must have completed the Consolidation Module or its predecessor PQ1; AND be in employment in a social work capacity and working with children; AND be able to evidence their ability to study at A Level, level 3 or above. All applicants will require a Letter of Recognition from the General Social Care Council or Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work and will be required to complete a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure prior to admission.
  • Academic Title
    BA (Hons) / PG Dip Childcare Practice
  • Course description

    Course content

    • Module One: Consolidation (this may be taken as a stand alone module)
    • Module Two: Evidence Informed Practice
    • Module Three: Promoting the Development of Children and Young People
    • Module Four: Social Policy and Law in Multi Professional Practice
    • Module Five: Families and Carers in Social and Environmental Contexts
    • Module Six: Enabling the Learning of Others

    Assessment
    Written assignments, case studies, exams, presentations and observations of practice

    How do you study?
    The course is part-time, one day a week over a calendar year. Applicants can apply for either the BA (Hons) or Postgraduate Diploma in Childcare Practice depending on their previous level of qualification.

    Resources and facilities
    Module One will be taught jointly by Nottingham Trent University and agency staff in the candidates' own agency premises. Modules Two - Six are taught by staff from the social work division at Nottingham Trent University.
    Students have access to the full range of University facilities such as the £13 million library, Fitness Suite and Student Support Centre.

    Professional development
    This is both an academic and a professional course. Students are expected to undertake assessed practice, which usually takes place in their own work-place.

    Special benefits
    The course has strong links with the statutory, voluntary and private sector. There is a strong emphasis on the integration of practice into the curriculum. All students will have a practice mentor assessor from their agency.

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