Social Work MSW-PgDip

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  • Objectives
    Studying at masters level will give you the opportunity to analyse social work in depth and develop your skills by critically examining the research evidence forming best practice. This course is supported by key stakeholders representing agencies, service users and carers, and gives you the opportunity to apply your skills in practice placements.
  • Entry requirements
    If you are a graduate looking to gain a professional qualification in social work and eligibility for entry onto the General Social Care Council’s register of qualified social workers, this course is ideal.
  • Academic title
    Social Work MSW/PgDip
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will become equipped with the foundation knowledge, skills and values required for social work practice. You will study contemporary issues, ethical and legal frameworks, frameworks for assessment and intervention with children and their families and with vulnerable adults, and human growth and development. You will have the opportunity to shadow experienced social workers and make observation visits.

    You will undertake 3 practice placements over the 2 years and work towards meeting the requirements of the 6 Key Roles of Social Workers, which are set out in the National Occupational Standards for Social Work. In addition, you will complete the European Computer Driving Licence, which is required to pass a social work qualification. A research methods module will help prepare you for your dissertation/practice project.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Contemporary Issues and the Policy Context of Social Work
    -Developing Skills for Practice
    -Ethical and Legal Frameworks for Social Work Practice
    -Frameworks for Assessment and Intervention with Children and their Families
    -Frameworks for Assessment and Intervention with Vulnerable Adults
    -Frameworks for Understanding and Responding to Social Work issues
    -Human Growth and Development
    -Practice Placements
    -Research Methods
    -Social Work Approaches

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