University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Residential Childcare (Taught)

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Course summary

This course is developed within the School of Social Work and Social Policy alongside the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) to support the development of direct practice and leadership in the residential child care sector in Scotland and beyond.

Course details


Modules: Critical perspectives on residential child care; understanding and assessing in children's life-spaces; ethical leadership and management in residential child care; skilled and reflective use of self in residential child care; intervening effectively in residential child care; methods: ethical and effective research in residential child care; professional enquiry in residential child care: dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessment is made up of group or individual presentations and essays, both of which apply research, theory and social policy to your practice and the practices in your place of work. In one module, assessment will involve your reflections on a video you’ve made of your communication in practice. You need sufficient access to practice in residential child care settings through which you’ll evidence practice requirements. However, these requirements are broad enough to allow those in external management, training or other relevant positions to meet the requirements of the assessments.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Scottish Social Services Council

Entry requirements

A second-class Honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience. Applicants with HNC/SVQ3/SVQ4 qualifications will be asked to provide a supporting written assignment. Those with professional or academic qualifications other than social work will be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £2400 Year 1
England £2400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2400 Year 1
Scotland £2400 Year 1
Wales £2400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Fees for this programme are paid through a Scottish Government grant award (subject to continued funding) to the Centre for Looked After Children (CELCIS). No charges apply to students employed in residential child care settings in Scotland.

Advanced Residential Childcare at University of Strathclyde - UCAS