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Specialist Professional Studies in Community Care 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 Adults. The focus at Specialist level is on consolidating, extending and deepening your initial professional competence in a specialist context.
  • Entry requirements
    This course is designed for social workers undertaking direct social work practice with adults.
  • Academic Title
    Specialist Professional Studies in Community Care 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 adults. These include statutory duties, tasks and responsibilities in the context of GSCC codes of practice; the principles of social inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity; and the social, psychological, cultural and bio-medical contexts of adulthood.

    You will also develop the professional practice skills needed to work with adults and 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 Adults
    -Portfolio: Competence in Specialist Social Work Practice with Adults
    -Adulthood, Development and Transitions
    -Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Inter-Professional Decision-Making in Adult Services
    -Option module
    -Enabling Learning OR
    -Practice Teaching modules
    -Integrated Project

    Graduate Certificate modules
    -Consolidation of Social Work Practice with Adults
    -Portfolio: Competence in Specialist Social Work Practice with Adults
    -Adulthood, Development and Transitions
    -Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Inter-Professional Decision-Making in Adult Services
    -Option module
    -Enabling Learning OR
    -Practice Teaching modules

    PgCert modules (registered social workers)
    -Consolidation of Social Work Practice with Adults
    -Portfolio: Competence in Specialist Social Work Practice with Adults
    -Adulthood, Development and Transitions
    -Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Inter-Professional Decision-Making in Adult Services
    -Option module
    -Enabling Learning OR
    -Practice Teaching modules

    PgCert modules (other professionals)
    -Adulthood, Development and Transitions
    -Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Inter-Professional Decision-Making in Adult Services
    -Two option modules

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