University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Specialist Practice with Adults

In the challenging arena of specialist practice with adults it is essential that practitioners have opportunities to develop their learning and education to enhance their skills and knowledge. This award is a specific pathway for practitioners in social work and social care and aims to build on their early professional experience; they will be able to work towards a specified qualification. Practitioners will be able to evidence their learning in each module in order to meet relevant continuing professional development (CPD) standards or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements for renewing their registration.

Entry requirements

There is a standard benchmark of a 1st degree at 2.2 or above in a relevant subject, but non-standard entrants with suitable experience in social care and evidence of recent study will be considered. International applications must have an IELTS score of a minimum of 7.0. Applicants will normally be practitioners in an area of social care or social work.

Course modules

Option modules include: Introduction to facilitating learning in the workplace; advanced facilitation of learning in the workplace; making personalisation effective in mental health practice; end of life care; responding to contemporary issues in social work and social care; understanding mental health practice; advanced mental health practice; professional practice within learning disabilities services; social perspectives on personality disorder; best interest assessor; substance misuse: Social impact and practitioner responses; safeguarding children and young people,


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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