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Advanced Social Work Practice
Postgraduate course
PG Cert

Advanced Social Work Practice

Overview

Establish a strong foundation to your social care career by learning the essential practices and policies that will support your assessed first year as a social worker. You'll bring examples from your job to your learning, providing you with a deeper understanding of the situations and challenges you are encountering by fostering a more critical way of thinking about your own practice and development.

Learn from an experienced teaching team who are qualified in areas across the health and social care professions, including social work and adult and mental health nursing. We also invite senior specialist practitioners from local authorities to deliver lectures that provide the latest knowledge and practical insights from their field.

This highly flexible course provides the first part of what can become your own tailored and rewarding career progression route. You'll be able to keep returning to learning as you feel ready, and undertake further study with our Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Advanced Social Work Practice.

Modules are delivered in six full-day workshops across the year, meaning your course can fit around your job so you can start making an immediate impact on your career as you progress.

Take part in workshops and discussion groups, deliver projects, use interactive learning tools and experience simulated practice environments to improve upon your current work practices.

Learning alongside students from a variety of health and social care roles provides an opportunity to learn best practice, share experiences, and challenge people's actions and perceptions. This could include colleagues who are in nursing and mental health roles, giving you a broader, more clinical view on the topics you are both working with and studying.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree, hold an appropriate social work qualification (such as a degree in social work, a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS) and be able to demonstrate an understanding of social work practice.
IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree, hold an appropriate social work qualification (such as a degree in social work, a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS) and be able to demonstrate an understanding of social work practice.
IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

James Knapp

Careers

James Knapp
Recovery Worker CRI in Harrogate

BA (Hons) Social Work

“From values and ethics to more practical things like assessing and care planning, my degree prepared me for any field of social care. I was able to hit the ground running and make confident decisions that help improve people's lives.

Modules & learning

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Develop skills and knowledge to reflect on current social work perspectives in order to enhance your professional capability and promote ethical practice and effective partnerships.

Critically analyse and evaluate your practice as educators for social work workplace settings. Analyse and examine experiences and evaluate and transform practice from learning accordingly.

Gain advanced understanding of the knowledge, skills and values that underpin effective safeguarding practice with children, young people and their families.

Explore concepts of vulnerability and citizenship in adult health and social care, as well as the professional practitioner's role in applying legal and policy frameworks to safeguard adults.

Leeds Beckett University
Mark Williams
Senior Lecturer
Mark has worked for our University for six years as a Lecturer Practitioner and now as a Senior Lecturer, providing specialist knowledge on mental health issues. Experienced in staff development and training, his specific interests focus on developing skills in stress management and resilience in the workplace, and the use of supervision in staff development. Mark uses his broader knowledge of health and social care organisations, as well as voluntary sector providers, to inform his approach to teaching and facilitate learning.
Our courses are taught by academics and practitioners who have specialisms across a range of health and social care subject areas, so the course designs reflect the requirements and expectations of UK health and social care professions. Students engaging in our training experience a dynamic academic environment which is borne from more than 25 years' experience in facilitating creative career developments pathways.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Interpersonal Skills Suite
    Interpersonal Skills Suite

    We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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