Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Children and Family Studies

The National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work offers a portfolio of courses designed to raise standards in social work practice and help social workers demonstrate their competence to work within complex situations. The award is designed for qualified child care social workers from statutory, voluntary and private agencies working in all settings. This course will enable students to: Build on their social work knowledge and experience, developing their competence as a child care practitioner; gain further knowledge and skills needed to undertake the role of a child care practitioner; develop their skills of reflective understanding and critical analysis; use their knowledge, skills and experience to assist the development of others.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a social work qualification recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council or a qualification in an allied profession. Applicants must hold at least a Diploma level qualification, such as a Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) or equivalent. If English is not an applicant's 1st language they will need IELTS (academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.

Course modules

You can choose four units from the following option units: Understanding Child Development - Placing the Child at the Centre of Social Work Practice, Developing Knowledge and Analysis in Assessments - A Systems Approach, Law Policy and Professional Practice, Evidencing Professional and/or Management Learning and Practice Observation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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