Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Advanced Practice (Vulnerable Adults)

This part-time course offers a continuing professional development (CPD) route which is linked to career progression but retains the emphasis on advanced social work practice with vulnerable adults. The programme will meet the needs of social workers already practicing at a senior level who wish to progress to advanced level and meet the expectations to practice in complex situations, exercising high-quality professional judgements. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning and teaching methods, including lectures, discussion groups and guided independent study. Participants will bring significant experience, knowledge and skills to the programme. Unit guides and reading materials are designed to allow you to build on and develop their existing knowledge base and maximise opportunities. Core texts will provide base-line knowledge for students to debate, though wider and diverse reading will be encouraged.

Entry requirements

PgDip

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 the 1st language applicants need IELTS 6.5 or above.

MA

Applicants are normally expected to have at least one year of professional or management experience and a first degree or its equivalent. A professional qualification may be acceptable with evidence of professional experience at degree equivalent level. Applicants for the programme must also meet the professional requirements set out in Schedule 1 of the Mental Health (AMHP) Regulations 2008 and hold a professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology and be currently registered to that profession as laid out in Schedule 1. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Evidencing Professional Learning (EPL) 1, 2 and 3; Advanced Practice in Health & Social Care; Leading & Enabling Others and Critical Thinking in Advanced Practice (Vulnerable Adults)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,110 per Whole course (England) 5 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,110 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 5 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,110 per Whole course (Scotland) 5 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,110 per Whole course (Wales) 5 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Whole course (Scotland) 5 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Whole course (Wales) 5 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Whole course (England) 5 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 5 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,650 per Whole course (England) 5 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,650 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 5 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,650 per Whole course (Scotland) 5 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,650 per Whole course (Wales) 5 years

Campus details

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

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