All applicants, with the exception of those for the Best Interests Assessor module, are required to be qualified Social Workers, and have current registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
For the Best Interests Assessor module, applicants should be professionals from one of the following disciplines – social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology – and have an undergraduate degree level qualification or above.
Applicants should normally be employed by a service provider (in either Children’s Services or Adult Social Care) or in an education, health or social work related profession.
There is a minimum post-qualifying experience requirement for each module.
Months of entry
This advanced programme aims to support social workers in their professional development and upon completion provides a Master’s-level qualification, as recommended by the Social Work Reform Board.
The flexibility of this programme is designed to allows you to move from one area of specialism to another, to support your personal and professional development needs.
You can work alongside our experienced team of academics who aim to provide structure and conceptual frameworks to guide your learning. The content of this programme is informed by national health and social care debate to ensure it is up-to-date with the latest sector developments and issues.
The collaborative culture in the School facilitates group work to examine live case material and undertake research in areas that are relevant to your own practice.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Professional Development Centre