Advanced Social Work Practice (Practice Education) PGCert

Course Introduction

Overview

This programme facilitates your transition of qualified social worker from being enabled by others, to becoming enablers of others, by meeting the practice education requirements as set out in the Practice Education Professional standards (PEPS). Enhance your professional social work skills and develop your capacities in critical reflection, supervision and professional leadership, so that you can practice at a specialist level and improve outcomes for users of services.

Why study Advanced Social Work Practice (Practice Education) PGCert at Middlesex University?

Our academic staff and practitioners bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, and our long-standing and strong ties with local authorities, charities and independent agencies ensure our courses provide the most current policy and practice in social work.

Our social work team is also part of the North London Social Work Teaching Partnership, an initiative funded by the Department for Education to form a social work teaching partnership between local authorities. You'll benefit from visiting practising Practice Educators supporting / facilitating teaching sessions

Upon graduation, you will have developed knowledge and skills to be able to apply for specialist practitioner roles and/or more advanced social work positions such as those within practice management.

Course content

What will you study on Advanced Social Work Practice (Practice Education) PGCert?

Upon completion of this programme you will have an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of adult learning, learning organisations and continuous professional development. You will know the meaning and scope of ?practice education? within a national and professional context and the role of the practice educator and practice assessor as well as the pre-qualifying social work student within that context (this is also in reference to the PCF and PEPS).

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert European Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above or equivalent in an appropriate social work subject at undergraduate (level 6) or postgraduate / masters (level 7). Students must have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience. Students must currently be employed as a social worker. Students must have a satisfactory DBS check.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above or equivalent in an appropriate social work subject at undergraduate (level 6) or postgraduate / masters (level 7). Students must have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience. Students must currently be employed as a social worker. Students must have a satisfactory DBS check. Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).