Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Do you see yourself moving into a more experienced, advanced or strategic social work role? If so, this programme can support you in developing your professionalism by enhancing your skills, expanding your knowledge and reflecting on values. It offers a whole range of modules designed to further your capabilities in all domains of the PCF, but they focus especially on practice education and professional leadership. In addition, many of the modules are designed to further your knowledge and skills outlined in the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Practice Supervisors of Social Workers in Child and Family Social Work.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • 1. Hold a degree level professional qualification in social work or one of the caring professions;
  • 2. Be registered or be in the process of registering with the HCPC as a social worker, or if you are not qualified as a social worker, be registered or in the process of registering with the appropriate professional body if applicable;
  • 3. Have developed and consolidated your practice in a specific area of social care practice; (requirement: two years’ relevant work experience before taking full responsibility for assessing a social work placement, qualified for two years for module SW76007A and three years’ relevant work experience, qualified for two years by the end of the programme. for SW76008A)
  • 4. Have obtained initial competence in teaching and assessing the practice of professional students and mentoring and supporting students or colleagues.
  • 5. Be able to demonstrate that you can meet the academic requirements of a post-graduate programme;
  • 6. Be working or intending to take up employment (usually in a paid, but exceptionally in a voluntary capacity) in a setting that will enable you to demonstrate competence in practice education at the required level.
  • In exceptional circumstances very able and experienced practitioners not holding a recognised qualification and who are over the age of 25 may be admitted to the programme. In these circumstances you will need to demonstrate that you can meet the criteria 3-6 above. Further advice about admission requirements is available from the programme convenor.
  • You'll need to meet fitness to train criteria to be considered for this programme.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0) to study with us.