Post Qualifying Social Work Courses

The University of Bedfordshire offers a range of part-time courses to enhance the continuous professional development of qualified social workers seeking to extend their knowledge and skills.

Combining practical experience and academic study, these courses have been designed to enable social workers to improve practice and outcomes for service users.

We know that the field of social work is rapidly changing and challenging so our courses reflect that.

Our experienced postgraduate team are committed to supporting practitioners to extend and develop their expertise in this complex environment.

All postgraduate teaching takes place at the Putteridge Bury campus

Students can study a maximum of 60 credits per year and will be supported by a personal tutor throughout their studies.

Masters qualifications in Applied Social Work available:

Applied Social Work: Children and Families

By engaging with current knowledge and developing a high level of skills for intervention, the course will enable Child and Family Social Workers to develop a high degree of competence and professional expertise in their area of practice.

Specifically the course provides practitioners with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, analytical skills and mental agility required in assessments, planning and decision making for best outcomes for service users, whilst working collaboratively in complex, ever changing environments with competing demands.

Applied Social Work: Leadership and Management

Underpinned by the Professional Capabilities Framework (BASW 2015) and current evidence from research, the course will provide social work managers with the depth of knowledge and systematic understanding necessary for advanced practice and professional leadership and management in social work.

Applied Social Work: Practice Education

The course is aimed at registered social workers who wish to develop their knowledge and skills to work effectively with learners and contribute to the learning and development of others.

This could be as a practice educator with social work students, as an assessor of newly qualified social workers or undertaking a mentoring or coaching role with colleagues.

The University of Bedfordshire has developed the training for practice educators to meet the requirements of the Practice Educators Professional Standards (PEPS) (BASW, 2015).

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