Taught course

Specialist Practice with Adults

University of Central Lancashire · School of Social Work

Entry requirements

This award is available for all practitioners in the field of social work or social care and will form part of their employer’s commitment to CPD alongside their own registration requirements with professional regulators. There is a standard benchmark of a first degree at 2.2 or above in a relevant subject, but non-standard entrants with suitable experience in social care and evidence of recent study will be considered. International applications must have an IELTS score of a minimum of 7.0. Applicants will normally be practitioners in an area of social care or social work.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

In the challenging arena of specialist practice with adults it is essential that practitioners have opportunities to develop their learning and education to enhance their skills and knowledge. This award is a specific pathway for practitioners in social work and social care and aims to build on their early professional experience; they will be able to work towards a specified qualification. Practitioners will be able to evidence their learning in each module in order to meet relevant CPD standards or HCPC requirements for renewing their registration.

Information for international students

Visit www.uclan.ac.uk for information.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £5,000 per year / Part-time: £400 per module / School Fee: £1,200
International students
(EU) Full-time: £5,000 per year / Part-time: £400 per module / School Fee: £1,200

Visit www.uclan.ac.uk for information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Philip O’Hare
+44 (0)1772 893414