Taught course

Leadership and Management for Social Work

Institution
University of Birmingham · Health Services Management Centre
Qualifications
PGDipMAPGCert

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level plus evidence of social work qualification and holding a management or other leadership role in a social work setting.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Leadership and Management for Social Work provides critically aware and research-based knowledge relating to the crucial areas of leadership and management practice for social work. It is designed to provide this as flexibly as possible, in order to meet a broad range of candidate and organisational needs.

The Diploma, offered at Postgraduate (M) level, reflects eight standalone 20 credit modules, which can be combined to form the Diploma Award through four core modules and a selection of two choice modules.

Each focuses on differing aspects of management practice. However, each module also connects with all the other modules in reflecting the key management functions and occupational requirements for excellence in management.

These modules, which are academically accredited in their own right, are available to staff from varied disciplines and professional settings.

Candidates for the PG Diploma award undertake six modules, comprising of one manadatory module and 3 other core modules and a choice of two modules from a possible five. The resulting six-module sequence will form a 120 Credit Postgraduate (M level) Diploma in Leadership and Management for Social Work.

Candidates completing three modules, one of which includes Managing Diversity (mandatory module), can receive an interim award of Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management for Social Work.

Compulsory modules

  • Managing Diversity
  • Developing Organisations and Organisational Change
  • Leading for Quality Assurance - Supervision Skills for Performance Management
  • Creating and Maintaining Partnerships

Optional modules

  • Reflective Practice for Managers
  • Coaching and Mentoring for Managers
  • Leading for Learning - Leadership Skills for Management and Learning in Diverse Settings
  • Leading Learning for Effective Safeguarding
  • Researching Professional Practice

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
PGDip: £2,190, MA (in addition to the PGDip fee): £1,905

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
18-24 months

MA

part time
12 months

PGCert

part time
9-12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005