Professional development and careers opportunities Professional development and careers opportunities

These modular Continuing Professional Development programmes can be completed on a part time basis over a maximum period of five years. They offer flexibility so that applicants can determine the pace of study selecting from a range of options to create a coherent programme that meets individual needs and interests.

Most candidates are from social work and sponsored by their employing agency to take the MA Advanced Social Work or MA Mental Health. Some modules are also offered to professionals from a range of disciplines including Health, Law and Education. Multiprofessional education is valued because it helps to foster respect and cooperation between professionals, whilst increasing an understanding of what is special about social work values, knowledge and skills.

Programme Aims

  • To encourage critical and reflective practice
  • To extend and apply at an advanced level the knowledge, values, skills and  theoretical approaches which underpin professional practice (drawing on the QAA Benchmark Statement for social work)
  • To critically appraise and apply research to inform evidence based practice
  • To integrate work based learning with the study and application of theory
  • To foster personal and professional development and the development of others
  • To link academic study with the Professional Capability Framework (PCF), which was introduced in 2012 by the Social Work Reform Board to support social workers' career planning and professional development.

Programme Flexibility

Modules are available for newly qualified social workers and more experienced practitioners and managers and fit accordingly with the Social Work Professional Capability Framework. Students can work towards the full MA (180 credits) or plan a route to the Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits). Modules are available in the following specialist areas: Children and Families, Work with Adults, Practice Education, Mental Health and Leadership and Management. The modules can be taken on a largely ‘pick and mix' basis and are grouped into specialist areas. We also offer Approved Mental Health Professional Training within the MA Mental Health and Best Interest Assessor Module.

Career Opportunities

Our Continuing Professional Development Master's degrees are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to further their career as a successful practitioner and manager.

Making an Application

If you are new to UEA and wish to enrol either on the whole MA or for individual modules please visit: https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply

If you are an existing student please email the Learning and Teaching Service at swk_pgt.hub@uea.ac.uk 

 

Available Modules:

Best Interest Assessor

Adult Social Work Support & Protection

Models of Leadership & Management

Induction, Supervision & Staff Development in Operational Management

Applied Dissertation

Managing Change, Managing People, Manage Risk

Policy, Practice & Evidence in Mental Health

AMHP Programme

Working with Adolescents 

Child & Adolescent Development & Mental Health

Interventions in Child & Family Social Work 

Assessed & Support Year in Employment (ASYE - Oct 2016 Start)

Assessed & Support Year in Employment (ASYE - Jan 2017 Start)

Protecting Children Supporting Families

Child Placement

Practice Education in Social Work 

Introduction to Research Methods: Design & Analysis

 

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