Coventry University has been providing social work CPD (Continuous Professional Development) courses and modules to local employers for many years and has prominent links with nearby local authorities and voluntary sector organisations.
The course is designed for social workers who have completed social work pre-registration training and are in employment to enhance your career prospects via gaining a PG level qualification. Opportunities may also be available within the faculty to progress your studies beyond the PgC to a full master’s degree.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course aims to enable social workers to develop their careers from early social work practice through to teaching, mentoring and assessing others.
The course has been designed to enable you to develop your practice, extend your range of skills, enhance your critical reflective skills and thus improve service delivery.
It is offered via a blended learning approach and is intended to be a key vehicle for social workers to gain an academic award at the same time as meeting their CPD, which is required by the current regulator.
The curriculum for the course allows for students to meet the PEPS stage 1 requirements where social workers will begin to form some knowledge of the role of teaching and mentoring others as they develop their social work careers in more senior positions.
An additional module on this qualification route will focus on enhancing social workers’ knowledge in children and families social work practice.
All students on the course will already be in employment as qualified social workers. However, the course embeds enhanced employability through a variety of initiatives such as the further development of transferable skills (e.g., communication and assessment skills, leadership and mentoring skills).
These skills develop the qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative in complex and unpredictable professional environments.
You will also have access to Careers, and the Employability Support Team and can be supported with writing CVs, job applications, etc. Evidence indicates that students often go on to become supervisors and first line managers of social work teams having completed similar courses.
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