Models of Leadership and Management
- Module Leader
- Gill Whadcoat
- Credit Value
- 20 M Level credits
- Module Fee
- Submission of summative assessed work
- 19th April 2024
This module can be taken as a stand lone module or the credits can be put towards the MA in Advanced Social Work. It is possible to exit from the MA in Advance Social Work with a Post Graduate Certificate (60 credits) or Post Graduate Diploma (120 credits). Applications are open to social workers with at least one year’s post-qualified experience.
This 20-credit distance learning module is intended for professionals from child/family and adult care services. It provides an introduction to key concepts in management and leadership and considers their application in social care settings. It aims to promote candidates' reflection on their own leadership and management style and increase their knowledge and skills.
The module is aimed at managers and practitioners at the Experienced Social Worker level and above, who are moving into supervisory and/or managerial roles within their organisation; or who are already operating at this level.
This particular model is mostly undertaken as a distance learning module, with 2 x half day tutorials.
· Understanding of the links between concepts of leadership and management
· Critical appraisal of current theories of leadership and management and their applicability in a social work and social care context
· Understanding effective and responsible exercise of different sources of power, including one’s own.
· The ability to provide leadership within practice settings in order to facilitate development and contribute to high quality services
· Conscious exercise and control of own influence and power.
· The ability to make informed and balanced judgements
Professional Capabilities Framework/Knowledge and Skills Statements
In view of the focus on leadership and management, the module links into the Social Work Manager pathway in the PCF. The learning in the module is able to be applied at the Experienced, Advanced and Strategic levels, depending on the experience and role of the candidate. The content of the module is relevant to the Knowledge and Skills Statements for Practice Leaders and Supervisors, specifically elements of:
· Effective use of power and authority
· Confident analysis and decision making
· Purposeful and effective social work
An electronically - based learning pack will be available to students providing readings, which will introduce models and research about leadership and its function in organisational management.
Guided activities are included in the online learning pack and these are designed to develop thinking around key concepts and possible solutions to organisational and individual leadership and management dilemmas.
The student’s own reading and reflection on their experience will form part of the activity content and they will be encouraged to use ‘live’ examples to focus their developing skills and knowledge.
· Due 14th March 2024 – A piece of work preparing for the summative assignment.
· Due 20th April 2024 - An applied analytical essay of 3,000 words linked to ideas about leadership and management. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate evidence of learning from the tutorial, the reading, activities and from relevant wider reading.
Expected time spent by students
For 20 credits: 200 effort hours.
20th January 2024 10am -1pm
3rd March 2024 10am -1pm
We are expecting these to take place in person at UEA, but there remains a possibility that they will take place online. This will be confirmed nearer the time.
Please contact your agency Workforce Development Department about the application process. If this is your first CPD module at UEA you will need to register with UEA Admissions. If this is a second or further CPD module you will need to enrol through the Postgraduate Learning and Teaching Hub.
Please wait until you have approval from your agency before you enrol.
Applications for 2023-24 should be submitted to UEA by 9th December 2023.
Please be aware that teaching, assessment dates and venues, are subject to change. All up to date information will be available via your UEA Evision account once you are enrolled onto the module.