University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support

The general aims of the programme are to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways: Critical evaluation and application of advanced professional knowledge and understanding; commitment to critical self-evaluation and development; enhanced and highly effective professional performance; personal and professional commitment to an extended professional role and wider professional vision; advocacy of change and professional action aimed at the development and improvement of practice; development of professional values and knowledge through reflective and evidence-based practice; working with others to bring about change and improvement to practice; bridging theory and practice and critically applying and challenging research findings. In addition, each module has specific aims relevant to the content covered.

Entry requirements

This postgraduate programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people. It aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support which pertain within their establishment, but in particular, within an educational setting. This programme is open to participants from state or private sectors including special school provision from anywhere in the UK and overseas. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement).

Course modules

Certificate: Counselling and mentoring approaches; care and support in action or managing personal support in schools. Diploma core: Professional enquiry. Options: Personal, social development health and well being; education for global society including an independent study; curriculum, careers guidance and education for enterprise. Master's: Work-based project.

Assessment methods

Assessment arrangements are designed to support the principle that assessment is an integral part of the continuing professional development processes that programmes seek to support. Assessment activities arise naturally from the course-related study and workplace experience of participants. Assessment tasks are designed to ensure they are perceived by participants as supportive of their studies and professional growth and relevant to their day to day work and expanding professional role. A wide range of assessment instruments are deployed within and across courses to ensure the validity, reliability and vitality of assessment in support of personal growth and professional development. Formative assessment is an important component of modules and programmes. Formative assessment may involve tutor, peer or self-assessment.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Full-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (EU) 12 months
MEd Full-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (England) 12 months
MEd Full-time September 2016 GBP 840 per Credit (International) 12 months
MEd Full-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MEd Full-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (Scotland) 12 months
MEd Full-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (Wales) 12 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (England) 24 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 840 per Credit (International) 24 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary, School of Education
Telephone number: 
01224 274895