Teesside University

Teesside University

Advanced Social Work Studies

This course enables you (a registered social worker) to build on initial post qualifying training and practice experience; further enhancing and developing your knowledge and skills and to obtain a PG Diploma qualification that also recognises your level of capability within TCSW�s Professional Capabilities Framework at Experienced Social Worker levels. The diploma normally takes 2 years to complete. In the 1st year you study 2 core modules: Practice Education Stage 2 and Advanced Assessment Skills. The 3rd module is either Court Skills for Social Workers or Negotiated Learning. In the 2nd year there are 2 core modules: Research for Practice and Leadership and Management. The 3rd module is either Achieving Best Evidence or a Specialist Option which can be chosen in partnership with your tutor from modules within the University catalogue.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be a registered social worker and hold a PG Cert in Advanced Social Work Studies.

Course modules

Core modules include: Achieving best evidence; advanced skills assessment; court skills for social workers; leadership and management; practice education stage 2; research for practice.

Assessment methods

Both formative and summative assessment is used within the programme. Formative assessment relates to tasks and activities undertaken by you, for which you will receive feedback from a tutor. Formative feedback is designed to inform you of your progress and attainment during the programme and should be used by you to enhance your work towards your summative assessment tasks. Formative assessment is not counted towards your final marks. Summative assessment therefore, is the evaluation of your knowledge, values and skills; the outcome of which provides your marks.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176