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Specialist Social Work (Children and Families - Working with Adults), Graduate Diploma

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  • Objectives
    The programme aims to enable students to integrate theory and practice in their studies and extend their professional knowledge, skills and values. The programme has been planned through close consultation with stakeholders in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors and with service users and carers.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Applicants must have a first degree in a relevant subject obtained from an EU university (Equivalent qualifications from non EU universities will be assessed on an individual basis). Applicants must also be a qualified social worker registered with the General Social Care Council, have the recommendation and support of their employer, and be currently employed as a social worker in their chosen specialism
  • Academic Title
    Specialist Social Work (Children and Families / Working with Adults), Graduate Diploma
  • Course description
    This programme is designed for qualified social workers with a first degree who are employed in social work practice and are seeking to gain a post qualifying award in social work. The programme incorporates the specialist standards prescribed by the General Social Care Council (GSCC) under its new Post Qualifying Framework for Social Work Education and Training.

    Students may take one of two pathways, with a focus on either social work with adults or with children, young people, their families and carers. Each pathway will focus on the key current issues in respect of the chosen specialism.

    Core courses

        * Critical Decisions in Child Care (Children and Families pathway only)
        * Independence and Risk in Working with Adults (Adults pathway only)
        * Consolidation of Initial Competence in a Specialist Context
        * Enabling Others
        * Work Based Learning Project

    Options

    Choice from a wide range including:

        * Domestic Violence
        * Child and Adolescent Health
        * Recognising Children at Risk
        * HIV/AIDS
        * Substance Misuse
        * Working with Older People
        * Working with People with Intellectual Disabilities

    Career Options

    Career progression within social work in the public, independent or voluntary sectors

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