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Continuing professional development

The Department of Social work, Social care and Community Studies is a part of the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences. We offer a range of continuing professional development (CPD) packages to suit you.

Modules and short courses

You can choose from an extensive range of credited modules taken individually or as part of a part-time programme that you can build up over time towards a degree classification. We also run short courses lasting one to three days.

In particular we run modules at master level that focus on leading and managing adult safeguarding , We run non-accredited courses on practice learning and we have specialist post graduate awards for Approved Mental Health Practitioners and for looked after children and family placements.

We also offer consultancy options and we can design bespoke programmes that can meet your organistion's unique needs.

The faculty's offer is divided into the following themes:

  • Assessment, clinical reasoning, decision making and diagnostics
    Modules supporting the development of specialist skills, including provision relating to extended roles, advanced practice roles, interprofessional practice and new ways of working. Learners are usually autonomous practitioners. This provision supports safe and timely assessment and diagnostics that will benefit users of health and social care services.
  • Education and development
    Modules supporting formal education and training roles, practice educator roles as well as mentoring. We provide educational opportunities to support you with role and help you develop your confidence to support learning in the workplace. There is also the opportunity to be introduced to technology enhanced learning tools.
  • Interventions and clinical skills
    Modules supporting evidence-based contemporary practice which updates professionals' knowledge and clinical skills to safely deliver patient-centred care.
  • Leadership
    Modules provide educational opportunities to support leaders and managers of services in change management, transformational leadership, influencing others and motivating teams. We acknowledge the continuum of these roles.
  • Research, service, development and evaluation
    This theme develops your research skills, enabling you to explore complex practice concerns, service improvement and evaluation, managing and filtering information as well as project management.
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