This unit will provide the opportunity for candidates to:
Learning and teaching methods
This unit takes a blended learning approach requiring attendance at workshops, the completion of structured self-managed learning tasks, together with relevant practice-based experience. Workshops introduce the unit and offer opportunities for small and large group work to facilitate critically reflective discussion and encourage theory to practice links to be made. Twelve hours of contact time is provided in the workshops with students expected to undertake a large proportion of self-managed activities and research to support, extend and personalise their learning.
Work-based experiential learning is an essential element of the process, with candidates normally required to be involved in organising, teaching and assessing professional learners whilst undertaking the unit under the supervision of University prepared supervisors and mentors.
This course requires 100% attendance.
This course is for Social Workers only
Students must normally hold a relevant professional qualification and have a minimum of two years post- qualifying experience by the time they start the unit.
Normally students may enter Level 6 (degree level) study if they have been awarded:
If you do not meet this criteria you are still able to apply for this unit but we may ask you to complete a study skills handbook to familiarise yourself with academic writing at degree level. The study skills handbook will be sent to you when we have received your application form.
Applicants that already have a degree may wish to consider applying for this unit at Level 7 (Master’s level).
Fees and funding:
You will need to pay or indicate employer support of payment for unit or course fees to the university.
Applicants should contact their employing organisation for further details.
The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences has contractual arrangements with NHS organisations, Local Authorities and the Pan-Dorset & Wiltshire Teaching Partnership for pre-paid places on specified modules. If you work within Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset or Hampshire and Isle of Wight you may be able to access the pre-paid places. These arrangements allow organisations to nominate the staff they wish to send on each unit or course.
The pre-arranged agreements allow individuals, such as yourself, a route to access appropriate professional development opportunities that are seen as strategically important to your organisation (in consultation with your Line Manager/Education Co-ordinator). All requests for pre-paid places must first be agreed by your organisation prior to completing an application.
The course work comprises:
Having completed this unit the student is expected to: