Advanced Adult Social Work at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

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. Course information

  • This course aims to develop your capacity to evaluate, review and improve approaches and systems, and apply learning effectively at an appropriate level using relevant methodologies, ensuring continuous improvement.
  • This course can be delivered on a part-time basis and can be taken over a one-year or two-year period to meet the needs of social workers who wish to study alongside their professional practice as part of their continuing professional development.
  • This course aims to provide opportunities to develop your critical understanding of global and national issues and insights of social work practice.
  • This course aims to give you the opportunity to become an expert practitioner, an agent of change and be ‘leadership ready’.
  • 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, an application to a master’s course and additional fees).

Assessment method

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Advanced Adult Social Work at Coventry University - UCAS