University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Advanced Residential Childcare

This course is developed within the School of Social Work and Social Policy alongside the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) to support the development of direct practice and leadership in the residential child care sector in Scotland and beyond.

Course modules

Modules: Critical perspectives on residential child care; understanding and assessing in children's life-spaces; ethical leadership and management in residential child care; skilled and reflective use of self in residential child care; intervening effectively in residential child care; methods: ethical and effective research in residential child care; professional enquiry in residential child care: dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is made up of group or individual presentations and essays, both of which apply research, theory and social policy to your practice and the practices in your place of work. In one module, assessment will involve your reflections on a video you've made of your communication in practice. You need sufficient access to practice in residential child care settings through which you'll evidence practice requirements. However, these requirements are broad enough to allow those in external management, training or other relevant positions to meet the requirements of the assessments.

Sponsorship information

Fees for this programme are paid through a Scottish Government grant award (subject to continued funding) to the Centre for Looked After Children (CELCIS). No charges apply to students employed in residential child care settings in Scotland.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,100 per (Year 1) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,100 per (Year 1) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,100 per (Year 1) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,100 per (Year 1) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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