Coventry University has been providing social work CPD (Continuous Professional Development) courses and modules to local employers for many years and has prominent links with nearby local authorities and voluntary sector organisations. This Postgraduate Certificate course in Advanced Adult Social Work is designed for social workers who have completed their social work pre-registration training,are in employment and wish to enhance their career prospects via gaining a postgraduate level qualification. Opportunities may also be available within the faculty to progress your studies beyond the Postgraduate Certificate to a full master’s degree (subject to successfully completing the PG Cert and application). This course is open to EU nationals living in the UK with settled or pre-settled status who would not require a visa to study. Course information This course aims to enable you as a social worker to develop your career from early social work practice through to teaching, mentoring and assessing others. It has been designed to enable you to develop your practice, extend your range of skills, enhance your critical reflective skills and thus improve service delivery. It is offered via a blended learning approach and is intended to be a key vehicle for social workers to gain an academic award on successful completion while at the same time meeting your CPD, which is required by the current regulator. The curriculum for the course aims to allow you to meet the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) stage 1 requirements where you should begin to form some knowledge of the role of teaching and mentoring others as you develop your social work career in more senior positions. An additional module on this qualification route - “Advanced Critical Practice: Adult Social Work “ will focus on enhancing your knowledge in adult social work practice. All modules are mandatory.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements. In practice, social workers are required to demonstrate a high level of reasoning based on best evidence; discuss, debate and reflect upon and test hypotheses; demonstrate extensive skills that are underpinned by theory and method; and be able to explore ethical dilemmas. They are also required to communicate clearly in focused notes and reports and articulate these decisions via a variety of media such as written reports, presentations and other mediums such as technology. The PgCert Advanced Adult Social Work’s assessment strategy is therefore designed to reflect these demands.
Applicants must hold a professional qualification in social work and be registered with the relevant regulator. All applicants will normally have two years post qualification experience in order to comply with the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards. Applicants to the course will be required to supervise a social work student/learner, sourced by the university and its partners, for the modules Mentoring, Supervision and Assessment in Practice parts 1 and 2. Accreditation for prior learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning AP(E)L is in accordance with University regulations as set out in paragraph 7b.3.2 and 7b.3.3 of the regulations for taught postgraduate courses.
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