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PgDip Social Work with Children, Young People and Families

Academic Year 2021/22

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Programme Title

PgDip Social Work with Children, Young People and Families

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

SWK-PD-SC

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100503

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Counselling and psychotherapy (2013)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Northern Ireland Social Care Council

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 11-06-13

The Association for Family Therapy

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 30-04-15

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

No

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Students subject to University Fitness to Practise Regulations, in conjunction with those of their professional accrediting body.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The central aim of this programme is to provide a Postgraduate Diploma level qualification with a facilitating framework for the continuing professional development of social workers and others from cognate disciplines:

Promoting the improvement of standards of service and care received by the consumers of personal, social, and health services.

The advancement of academic knowledge, through the fostering of staff development, professional competence and academic achievement.

The aim of the programme is to provide students with an opportunity to gain a postgraduate degree, and to achieve professional awards in social work (specific award, specialist award and/or strategy and leadership award).

The programme will also include opportunities to achieve professional qualifications in multi-disciplinary areas.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Specific area: develop the range of knowledge and skills associated with competence 'in depth' in a specific area of work.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods to achieve Cognitive Skills are commensurate with adult learning theory and entail formal lecturing, student led learning, IT based learning, tutorials, seminars, workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include Continuous Assessment through essays, projects, presentations, seminar papers, practice assessment methods and log books.

Specialist area: complex decision-making and high levels of professional responsibility and accountability.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods to achieve Cognitive Skills are commensurate with adult learning theory and entail formal lecturing, student led learning, IT based learning, tutorials, seminars, workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include Continuous Assessment through essays, projects, presentations, seminar papers, practice assessment methods and log books.

Leadership and strategic work area: high levels of competence within field that is recognised within and without agency context.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods to achieve Cognitive Skills are commensurate with adult learning theory and entail formal lecturing, student led learning, IT based learning, tutorials, seminars, workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include Continuous Assessment through essays, projects, presentations, seminar papers, practice assessment methods and log books.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Basic transferable skills achieved include communication, problem solving, teamwork, autonomy and personal skills, information technology, numeracy, intellectual skills, critical thinking personal reflection, researching, writing at Masters level, debating and listening, presenting, and professional confidence and competence.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods to achieve Transferable Skills are commensurate with adult learning theory and entail formal lecturing, student led learning, IT based learning, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and practice learning opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include Continuous Assessment through essays, projects, presentations, seminar papers, practice assessment methods and log books.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate critical awareness of current issues and challenges in the context of relevant Codes of Practice, a systematic understanding of their own practice and professional ethics, the principles of diversity, equality and social inclusion in a wide range of situations;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods to achieve knowledge and understanding requirements are commensurate with adult learning theory and entail formal lecturing, student led learning, IT based learning, tutorials, seminars, workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include Continuous Assessment through essays, projects, presentations, and seminar papers.

Use evaluation to systematically develop and improve their specific learning and practice, including implementing effective practice in inter-professional and inter-agency contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods to achieve knowledge and understanding requirements are commensurate with adult learning theory and entail formal lecturing, student led learning, IT based learning, tutorials, seminars, workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include Continuous Assessment through essays, projects, presentations, and seminar papers.

Take responsibility for continuing professional development making use of professional and managerial supervision, consultation and other professional support as appropriate to identify and address issues; develop, implement and evaluate plans; and continue to advance knowledge and understanding in order to improve practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods to achieve knowledge and understanding requirements are commensurate with adult learning theory and entail formal lecturing, student led learning, IT based learning, tutorials, seminars, workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include Continuous Assessment through essays, projects, presentations, and seminar papers.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

This pathway develops overarching as well as subject specific skills related to course content and requirements of professional accrediting body.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills will be taught in class using above methods. In addition, there are placement requirements (usually in the candidate’s workplace) that are supervised by qualified supervisors that are either QUB or Agency staff.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include essays, reports, examinations, direct observation, and/or project work.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Enhancing Outcomes for Children in State Care

SWK8057

7

40

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Advanced knowledge, theory and methods

SWK8055

7

40

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Promoting & safeguarding welfare of children and families

SWK8056

7

40

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes