Bournemouth University

Advanced Practice (Child and Family Social Work)

This part-time course will allow you to focus on your own specialist area of practice with children and families, and to have a positive impact on service development from a practice perspective. The units have been selected to develop practitioners who can use independent critical judgment to take a leading role in systematically developing their own practice and that of others. The course will meet the needs of social workers practicing at a senior level who wish to progress to an advanced level, exercising high quality professional judgement as outlined in the Professional Capabilities Framework, Knowledge and Skills requirements and professional standards.This course retains the emphasis on advanced practice with children and families rather than career progression which would go down a management pathway. Learning methods will include interactive workshops and more traditional learning materials, supported by web-based resources. You'll be responsible for managing your individualised service improvement project that will help you develop your own professional practice and contribute to service development. Units and their assessments will allow flexibility so that learning can be shaped to meet your professional needs.

Course modules

We've designed this course to enable busy health and social care practitioners to be able to study individual units allowing you to steadily work towards a postgraduate qualification, flexibly and at your own pace. There are various exit qualifications for this course depending on the number of units you study. Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Child & Family Social Work): Evidencing Professional Learning 1, Evidencing Professional Learning 2 and Evidencing Professional Learning 3. Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Practice (Child & Family Social Work): Critical Thinking in Advanced Practice, Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Children and Families) and Leading and Enabling Others. MA in Advanced Practice (Child & Family Social Work): Preparing for your Service Improvement Project and Service Improvement Project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time GBP 6,635 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 5 Years
MA Part-time GBP 6,635 per Whole course (Scotland) 5 Years
MA Part-time GBP 6,635 per Whole course (Wales) 5 Years
MA Part-time GBP 6,635 per Whole course (England) 5 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lansdowne Campus BH1 3JJ South West

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