The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Practice has been developed in partnership with Local Authorities across the East Midlands and Skills for Care.
This course is aimed at managers in both adults and children’s services who manage social workers. It is part of the Skills for Care initiative ‘Training and support for front line social work managers’. The course will be delivered at Nottingham Trent University. Completion of the course will give 30 academic credits at Masters level or BA level 3 and allows for progression to a Postgraduate Certificate.
Module One: Leadership, Management and Safeguarding (30 credit points at Masters level)
A taught programme at the University for managers of social workers in children’s and adult services. The programme focuses specifically on issues of safeguarding. Content includes leadership and management theories and styles, supervision, risk, and managing change. Particularly strong features of the programme are adult and children’s services managers learning together and reflection on supervision through video and a critical friend exercise.
The course is suitable for candidates in the voluntary and independent sectors as well as statutory agencies.
Module Two: Leadership and Management – An Action Learning Approach (30 credit points at Masters level)
Candidates carry out a project in their work place, supported by action learning sets at the University. The action learning sets will be 12 hours in total.
The first action learning set will take place in April 2013; further dates will be decided by negotiation.
Candidates will be expected to have completed the Leadership, Management and Safeguarding module before progressing on to module two – Leadership and Management – An Action Learning Approach.
The two modules comprise the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Practice.
- Evaluation of a project carried out in the workplace, drawing on practice issues and how these were addressed: report up to 3,000 words (60%).
- Reflective account of action learning as a method of implementing change in practice: up to 2,000 words (40%).
Total of both pieces combined to be no more than 4,000 words.
Please contact us for further information regarding fees.