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Specialist Professional Child and Family Studies BA(Hons) top-up-Graduate Certificate-PgCert

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  • Objectives
    It develops your understanding of professional practice and meets the requirements of the GSCC Post-Qualifying Specialist Social Work with Children and Young People, their Families and Carers.
  • Entry requirements
    This course is designed for social workers undertaking direct social work practice with children and young people.
  • Academic Title
    Specialist Professional Child and Family Studies BA(Hons) top-up/Graduate Certificate/PgCert
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You start your studies by taking a Consolidation Module, the first module at Specialist level in the new GSCC Post-Qualifying framework for social work. You then choose whether to study to BA(Hons) top-up level, Graduate Certificate level or PgCert level.

    You will cover topics related to specialist social work with children, young people, their families and their carers. These include interprofessional and inter-agency partnerships; the social, psychological and cultural contexts of childhood; child development and transitions; statutory duties, tasks and responsibilities; and methods of assessment and intervention.

    You will develop the professional practice skills needed to work with children and young people, their families and their carers. You will also develop the skills needed to enable others to learn in professional practice.

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

    This course offers a wide range of option modules so you can tailor it to your own professional requirements.

    BA(Hons) top-up modules
    -Consolidation of Social Work Practice with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers
    -Understanding Childhood Experience for Safeguarding Health and Promoting Wellbeing
    -Applying Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Multi-Agency Decision Making In Child and Family Services
    -Portfolio: Competence in Specialist Social Work Practice with Children and Young People, Their Families and Carers
    -Option module
    -Enabling Learning OR
    -Practice Teaching modules
    -Integrated Project

    Graduate Certificate modules
    -Consolidation of Social Work Practice with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers
    -Portfolio: Competence in Specialist Social Work Practice with Children and Young People, Their Families and Carers
    -Understanding Childhood Experience for Safeguarding Health and Promoting Wellbeing
    -Applying Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Multi-Agency Decision Making In Child and Family Services
    -Option module
    -Enabling Learning OR
    -Practice Teaching modules

    PgCert modules (registered social workers)
    -Consolidation of Social Work Practice with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers
    -Portfolio: Competence in Specialist Social Work Practice with Children and Young People, Their Families and Carers
    -Understanding Childhood Experience for Safeguarding Health and Promoting Wellbeing
    -Applying Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Multi-Agency Decision Making In Child and Family Services
    -Option module
    -Enabling Learning OR
    -Practice Teaching modules

    PgCert modules (other professionals)
    -Understanding Childhood Experience for Safeguarding Health and Promoting Wellbeing
    -Applying Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Multi-Agency Decision Making In Child and Family Services
    -Two option modules

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