Short Courses and CPD
Advanced Practice Safeguarding Young People
This module will look at current issues and challenges in child welfare practice; and enable students, who are qualified and experienced social workers, to gain advanced understanding of the knowledge, skills and values that underpin effective safeguarding practice with children, young people and their families.
The module is relevant for qualified and practicing social workers and those in a health and social care profession who are working with children, young people and their families
Critical Practice for Newly Qualified Social Workers
The module aims to consolidate a social worker’s professional academic progress during or since completing their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) in their specific area of practice. Students will attend a range of full-day workshops with a focus on Critical Reflection and Skill Development in interpersonal skills, assessment and decision-making. Through a range of supportive exercises students will gain the opportunity to critically reflect on their practice and develop ways of enhancing their competence and capability.
The module is for newly qualified social workers who are currently in social work practice and undertaking the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).
Candidates must have a relevant Social Work Qualification and be in current employment in a social work role. Candidates will be registered with HCPC or eligible to apply for registration.
Legal and Policy Context of Safeguarding Adults
This module, delivered at Master’s Level 7, will enable students to critically understand the legal, policy and regulatory frameworks that relate to safeguarding adults. It explores key concepts of vulnerability and citizenship and enables the application of legal, policy and theoretical principles to adult safeguarding practice. The module will also focus on contemporary legal and policy issues in respect of mental health and mental capacity. These concepts will be examined within a multi-disciplinary context, exploring issues of partnership and collaborative working.
The module is relevant for qualified and practicing social workers and those in a health and social care profession who are working with vulnerable adults.
Applicants should have a second or above classification undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, however applications will be welcomed from students with accredited prior learning (APEL). Applicants must have a relevant professional social work qualification, or relevant qualification in a related discipline eg Nursing, Occupational Therapy.
Practice of Best Interest Assessor
The module will equip students with the knowledge, skills and ability to demonstrate the key competencies required by the legislation: Students will gain the opportunity to evidence an applied knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and related Code of Practice. The ability to keep appropriate records and to provide clear and reasoned reports in accordance with legal requirements and good practice. The skills necessary to obtain, evaluate and analyse complex evidence and differing views and to weigh them appropriately in decision making.
Registered social worker
A first level nurse, registered in Sub-Part 1 of the Nurses’ Part of the Register maintained under article 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001
An occupational therapist registered in Part 6 of the register; a chartered psychologist;
You must have at least two years post registration experience in their profession
10 Workshop days over 3 months
Working with Substance Use
Within the UK we have some of the highest levels of illicit substance use within Europe and the world. The Working with Substance Use course aims to provide participants with a general introduction to substance use and its associated harms/risks to the individual and the wider community.
The course is aimed at health, social, community and criminal justice practitioners who are encountering individuals with substance use (misuse) issues across a diverse range of diverse services