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Being a social worker is a demanding but incredibly rewarding career. On the BSc (Hons) Social Work at Northumbria you will have direct involvement in people’s lives in order to help safeguard their best interests, even if they do not always recognise this for themselves.

 90% of students are in work or further study within six months of finishing (Unistats, 2016)

Our course will allow you to develop your learning and personal attributes to secure a successful career within the field of social work. 

BSc (Hons) Social Work is delivered through a range of learning methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials as well as 170 days of assessed placements in the final two years of study. 

BSc (Hons) Social Work at Northumbria University is rated third in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2013. Here you will be taught by leading academics who have extensive practical experience in a wide range of social work contexts.

caption:The ability to work with children, adults and the elderly is key to becoming a successful BSc (Hons) Social Work student here at Northumbria University.

Successful completion of the course will enable you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a legal requirement for all practicing social workers in the UK.

Many of our graduates from this course go on to work as social workers, dealing with children in need, caring for users with substance or alcohol misuse, people who are homeless or those suffering with mental health problems. Graduates have successful careers in organisations such as local authorities or voluntary sectors, such as NSPCC, as well as going on to further education.

Placements

As well as academic study, students will undertake two practice placements (170 Hours) in social work settings and have the opportunity to demonstrate they are able to meet the required standards and professional capabilities for social work. 

 

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Being a social worker is a demanding but incredibly rewarding career. On the BSc (Hons) Social Work at Northumbria you will have direct involvement in people’s lives in order to help safeguard their best interests, even if they do not always recognise this for themselves.

 90% of students are in work or further study within six months of finishing (Unistats, 2016)

Our course will allow you to develop your learning and personal attributes to secure a successful career within the field of social work. 

BSc (Hons) Social Work is delivered through a range of learning methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials as well as 170 days of assessed placements in the final two years of study. 

BSc (Hons) Social Work at Northumbria University is rated third in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2013. Here you will be taught by leading academics who have extensive practical experience in a wide range of social work contexts.

caption:The ability to work with children, adults and the elderly is key to becoming a successful BSc (Hons) Social Work student here at Northumbria University.

Successful completion of the course will enable you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a legal requirement for all practicing social workers in the UK.

Many of our graduates from this course go on to work as social workers, dealing with children in need, caring for users with substance or alcohol misuse, people who are homeless or those suffering with mental health problems. Graduates have successful careers in organisations such as local authorities or voluntary sectors, such as NSPCC, as well as going on to further education.

Placements

As well as academic study, students will undertake two practice placements (170 Hours) in social work settings and have the opportunity to demonstrate they are able to meet the required standards and professional capabilities for social work. 

 

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Course Information

UCAS Code
L502

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Department / Social Work, Education

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Course in brief

Your course in brief

Year 1

Year one Academic learning in first year is designed and delivered to support advancements in your practical social work skills whilst enabling you to develop your professional practice.

Year 2

Year two Will see you further your professional development, learning how to apply ethical and theoretical perspectives to human development whilst getting to grips with applying legal and social policy. You will spend a minimum of 70 days on placement.

Year 3

Year three Final year sees a transformation to becoming an active and confident professional. Students will be supported to become effective and self-confident practitioners delivering high standards of practice with service users and a wide range of stakeholders.

Who would this Course suit?

If you have a caring and common-sense nature; if you’re interested in helping people to develop themselves and enjoy a challenge, then BSc (Hons) Social Work is perfect for you.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

GCSE Requirements:

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following:

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

120 UCAS Tariff points

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:

Distinction, Distinction, Merit 

Scottish Highers:

BBBCC - BBBBC at Higher level, CCC - BCC at Advanced Higher 

Irish Highers:

BBBBB  - ABBBB to include

IB Diploma:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 18 credits at Distinction and 27 at Merit

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A level.

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    Additional:

    A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check are required. You must meet the Health and Care Professions Council's suitability for registration requirements.

    Applicants from the EU:

    Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/

    International Qualifications:

    If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications<

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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SW0411 -

Becoming a Professional (NC, 20 Credits)

This module is the start of a thread running throughout the BSc (Hons) Social Work programme in which students explore social work roles and responsibilities, and the contingent relationships between self awareness, relationships, collaboration and action. This thread maps the journey to becoming a social worker and is led by the guidance tutors. The module includes 7 skills development days including at least one day shadowing a qualified social worker.
In this first year the focus is on self awareness and the connections between self awareness and effective relationships, emotional intelligence and professional resilience. Three broad themes are explored in the context of individual development as a learner and as a professional social worker:
1. self awareness, relationships and the social work role;
2. earning, change, development, reflection and lifelong learning;
3. professional behaviour, personal resilience and wellbeing in social work contexts;

Lectures and workshops / seminars are led by academic staff, current professional practitioners, service users and carers through which key knowledge and ideas are shared and discussed. Skills days organised both at the university and in field settings bring together students and social work stakeholders to explore the range of social work settings and contexts. Students are supported in the development of reflective skills and a formative assignment supports this development. Students go on to complete a Professional Development Plan that is submitted in advance of a twenty minute viva. The plan and the viva constitute the summative assessment.

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SW0412 -

Skills for Social Work Intervention (NC, 20 Credits)

This module will prepare students to undertake direct practice with service users. The aim of the module is to prepare students to begin social work practice by developing their core communication skills and the capacity to develop these further. This module includes 10 days of skills development.
Students will consider personal communication style and develop their understanding of how to form, manage and sustain relationships. This will include practicing skills in giving and receiving feedback and using reflection to enhance intervention skills. Students will begin to develop an awareness of risk and safeguarding practice. They will also be supported to develop their written communication skills.
Assessment will include a sample of direct practice arranged in collaboration with service users/carers. Skills workshops will allow opportunity for simulated practice, and feedback from peers and staff.

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SW0413 -

Supporting Social Action in the Community (NC, 20 Credits)

This module encourages students to understand the principles of how to support community groups, initiatives and programmes in achieving social change objectives, using different organisational approaches. This module includes 3 days of skills development, and forms part of the “interventions” thread running through the programme.
As third sector projects are increasingly taking responsibility for welfare provision, this module supports student knowledge of this sector. This requires knowledge and understanding of how ‘not for profit’ or community organisations identify social change objectives, needs and trends and how they work in partnership with service users and others. Students will be required to undertake at least 3 days fieldwork which will involve identifying and visiting organisations in a neighbourhood. The purpose of this is to describe its key characteristics before analysing how it can address social need and access funding. Feedback will given via the student feedback form and will be enhanced by verbla feedback during designated feedback sessions.

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SW0414 -

Values and Social Justice (NC, 20 Credits)

This module focuses on enabling the students to explore and understand social work values and their own values and how these might impact on social work practice. This module will include 6 days of skills development.
Students will be supported to understand the profession’s ethical base and to recognise the importance of valuing diversity within the context of current social work practice. They will also explore the relationship between social policy and social work values. A rights based approach will be adopted for the module and service users and carers will make a key contribution. Learning will be supported by direct teaching, directed learning and contact with service users and carers.
Assessment strategies will explore the student’s understanding of service user and carer perspectives through a formative assessment of a presentation to a seminar group with feedback from peers and tutor and a summative assignment on this topic

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SW0415 -

Social and Psychological Contexts (NC, 20 Credits)

Students will engage with the social and psychological contexts relevant to social work practice. They will consider different kinds of inequalities in society and how they impact opportunities and outcomes for service-users, and also explore the changing social context of practice. Students will consider the human life-course, and models of mental health. The learning and teaching strategy will combine lectures, seminars and case-study assignments, and be assessed with a series of short-answer questions which ask students to consider the interrelation of different factors.

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SW0416 -

Critical Reflection (NC, 20 Credits)

This module aims to provide the initial foundations for acquisition and critical appraisal of knowledge with which to support learning across the programme and evidence informed professional judgements in practice. These foundations will include acquisition of information skills, basic skills of reflection and an understanding of fundamental principles of research and knowledge creation and include consideration of relevant ethical issues. Learning and teaching will comprise seminars and lectures and supported use of Northumbria University Study Skills Resources. Summative Assessment will be a structured enquiry based task, demonstrating the ability to find and appraise evidence in relation to a given practice based topic.
Formative assessment early in the semester comprises identification of a relevant journal article and presentation of this to peers, who along with staff will offer feedback. Students will have the opportunity to amend and submit this to staff for annotation

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

More information

SW0507 -

Professionalism within Organisational Contexts (NC, 20 Credits)

This module will enable students to prepare for professional social work practice through the opportunities provided in practice learning settings, and to build collaborative relationships with key stakeholders. To achieve effective outcomes in work with service users and carers, social work professionals need to be confident in their communication skills and their ability to work collaboratively with other professionals in the practice arena. This module will allow students to build upon the themes introduced at level 4. In particular they will be able to explore professional and contextual issues relating to collaborative working within practice settings which are essential components of good social work practice. Students will have opportunities to demonstrate professional behaviour and boundaries, take responsibility for managing time, and work effectively within an organisational context

A reflective journal will be used to support module delivery. This will facilitate individual and group activities through taught seminars and group tutorials as well as directed learning. The summative assessment will be an essay based on critical reflection of students’ practice experience. In conjunction with the journal, the essay will give students the opportunity to develop a range of lifelong learning skills for collaborative practice within professional organisations.
The 35 placement days attached to this module will offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills as developing social work practitioners with service users, carers and other professionals in practice settings. The summary of progress completed by the practice assessor will inform the student’s personal and professional development plan for SW0614.
Learning in practice will be supported and assessed by an appointed practice educator in the workplace in relation to the development of practice competence to meet the PCF outcomes. Formative assessment will be provided within regular supervision sessions and via a mid- placement review of progress towards meeting professional standards. The summative assessment will be assessed by both the practice educator and the guidance tutor and will consist of a written record of professional practice and a written analysis of a piece of work undertaken in placement. The assessment strategy will enable students to demonstrate their capability.
Teaching and learning strategies provided by the practice educator will include direct observation, practical experience, individual supervision, discussion, written work, reading, reflection and directed learning which supports professional practice. Students will have a guidance tutor to monitor

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SW0508 -

Intervention with Individuals in context (NC, 20 Credits)

This module will build on learning from SW0402 Intervention skills, and will support students to intervene to effect change with a range of service users and practice situations.
The 35 placement days attached to this module will offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills as developing social work practitioners with service users, carers and other professionals in practice settings. Application of assessment and intervention models and methods will enable students to acquire relevant underpinning theory and skills to promote positive change. The practice learning component of the module will offer students the opportunity to apply knowledge and demonstrate skills in assessment and intervention.
A key purpose of the module teaching and learning strategy is to enable students to have the opportunity to practice direct social work skills. The module will therefore incorporate 4 skills teaching days which will focus on managing self in formal situations (e.g. Court, tribunals and professional panels) and developing more advanced practice skills in working with people who present particular challenges. These skills based sessions will provide opportunities for formative feedback from peers, invited practitioners and seminar leaders.
The module will be summatively assessed by presentation after the completion of the assessed placement and will require students to demonstrate their knowledge about a practice situation they encountered during their practice learning opportunity.

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SW0509 -

Systemic Intervention (NC, 20 Credits)

This module aims to develop students’ knowledge of systemic approaches to social work practice, their understanding of some core principles underpinning this way of working, and to enhance their practical ability to successfully intervene with individuals and families.
Students will consider the importance of developing an understanding of the lived contexts of service users, the significance of transitions / key life events and the importance of language in constructing shared meanings when undertaking assessment and intervention in social work practice.
The module will introduce systemic tools and techniques for use with a range of service-user groups in a variety of contexts. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills, ability and confidence in applying these in practice. Shared learning across the programme will be enhanced by core themes being built upon in modules SW0518 and SW0615.
Throughout the module participants will be encouraged to reflect on and consider how they can utilise their developing knowledge and skills to enhance their ability to engage with and form meaningful and effective working relationships with service users.
Summative assessment will require application of systemic tools, techniques and concepts during the practice learning experience and evaluation of their use. Formative assessment will be offered from staff and students during interactive seminars.

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SW0510 -

Social Work Law and Ethics (NC, 20 Credits)

This module enables students to develop their understanding of the detailed application of the law relating to social work practice and the contexts in which it is applied with children, young people and adults. It examines the interface between the law and social work ethics and values, promoting a rights based approach and considering how the law may be used to promote anti-oppressive practice. The learning outcomes reflect the complexity of contemporary law and the social and political context within service delivery settings. A combined lecture and enquiry based learning approach is adopted, using seminars, interactive e-learning resources and observations of legal settings, with teaching and learning both before and after students go out into practice placements. Assessment is designed to demonstrate breadth, depth and critical application of knowledge.

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SW0511 -

Risk and Development (NC, 20 Credits)

Students will consider factors that impact risk and development. They will explore the relationship between risk, autonomy and choice and learn appropriate underpinning knowledge for social work intervention to promote positive outcomes. They will engage with key topics such as risk, resilience and attachment, and how theories and evidence can inform practice e.g. in cases of interpersonal violence in the family, with the aim of reducing violence. The formative assignment will assess the student’s capacity to use knowledge in formulating their response to practice issues. The summative assignment will be short-answer coursework, and will assess the student’s learning, their capacity to apply concepts, and to reflect upon their own life and development.

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SW0512 -

Critical Enquiry (NC, 20 Credits)

This module aims to build on learning from SW0416 towards a deeper understanding of knowledge construction by way of understanding the research process, and alongside this, further developing the ability to appraise the quality of different forms of evidence. The curriculum will therefore focus on research methods and different elements of the research process. The assignment invites students to explore and critically appraise research based knowledge in an area of interest that will be relevant to their future social work practice.

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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SW0614 -

Professionalism, Leadership and Accountability (NC, 20 Credits)

This module aims to support a transformation to becoming an active and confident professional, with the ability to think and act purposefully within a variety of operational contexts and to be able to initiate and manage change. Students will be supported to become effective and self-confident practitioners delivering high standards of practice with service users and a wide range of stakeholders.
The syllabus will be delivered before and during practice learning. The 40 placement days attached to this module will offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills as qualifying social work practitioners with service users, carers and other professionals in practice settings.
This module will build on the student’s learning from previous years, deepening self-awareness and strengthen their ability to form effective relationships. They will extend their understanding of the range of professional and organisational settings and multi-agency contexts for social work practice. Students will reflect on their learning, their professional identity and develop an increasing ability to collaborate effectively with service users and other stakeholders. The emphasis is on moving from understanding to application, collaboration and action.
As in the first and second year, a reflective journal will be used to support module delivery. This will facilitate individual and group activities through taught seminars and group tutorials as well as directed learning.
Learning in practice will be supported and assessed by an appointed practice educator in the workplace in relation to the development of practice competence to meet the required Professional Capabilities. Formative assessment will be provided within regular supervision sessions and via a mid placement review of progress.
Teaching and learning strategies provided by the practice educator will include direct observation, practical experience, individual supervision, discussion, written work, reading, reflection and directed learning. Students will have a guidance tutor to monitor professional development and provide systematic academic support during placement.
Summative assessment will be by way of a critical reflection on a piece of observed practice and a Pass/Fail assessment of the student’s ability to work to the Professional Capability Framework at a qualifying level.

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SW0615 -

Intervening to Assess and Manage Risk (NC, 20 Credits)

This module will buildon intervention modules in level 4 and 5. This will focus on the need to intervene to assess and manage risk in complex situations.

In order to prepare for the final practice placement, the teaching will concentrate on implementing core skills to develop and implement professional social work practice within a statutory framework. Specialist workshops will enable detailed consideration of safeguarding practices in contemporary social work. Skills development will form part of the teaching and learning strategy: this learning will then be applied and demonstrated in the practice learning opportunity.

The 30 placement days attached to this module will offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills as qualifying social work practitioners with service users, carers and other professionals in practice settings.

Students will be offered formative feedback from peers and seminar leaders during workshop sessions. In the practice learning opportunity feedback will be offered from practice educators, service users and social work practitioners.
The module will be summative assessed by an assignment which will focus on professional judgment and decision making and a Pass/Fail assessment of the student’s ability to work to the Professional Capability Framework at a qualifying level.

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SW0616 -

Rights Based Social Work Practice (NC, 20 Credits)

This module provides students with the opportunity to consolidate and extend learning gained at level 4 and 5 on rights and values and diversity and further prepare students for their final practice placement that will commence following completion of teaching on this module. In the context of a changing social and policy context and with reference to the service user perspective the application of rights values and diversity will be considered in relation to decision making and practice in complex situations.
The module will develop student understanding of the challenges to providing good quality service delivery and professional practice focussing on organisational, policy and service user issues.
The 30 placement days attached to this module will offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills as qualifying social work practitioners with service users, carers and other professionals in practice settings.

Formative assessment will be through a group presentation with immediate feedback from tutor and peers in a discussion forum.
Summative assessment is via an assignment with written feedback being provided by tutors. The module runs prior commencement of the final level 6 placement and is designed to prepare students for the enhanced level of practice required in year 3 placement. Learning will be facilitated by additional practice learning elements that will focus upon community engagement and a focus on service users and carers. This work will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.
The module will be summative assessed by an assignment which will focus on professional judgment and decision making in the context of values, rights, and social justice and a Pass/Fail assessment of the student’s ability to work to the Professional Capability Framework at a qualifying level.

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SW0617 -

Knowledge for Safeguarding Practice (NC, 20 Credits)

This module aims to prepare students for the final practice learning experience by further developing their knowledge and understanding of safeguarding across the life span with reference to different service-user groups and the specific issues associated with these.
Students will develop an understanding of the interplay between relevant legislative and policy frameworks including specific reflection on ‘lessons from practice’ and the development of decision making frameworks and interagency working practices. Students will consider questions of participation, autonomy and capacity in relation to young and/or vulnerable service users, making links to knowledge of human growth and development and associated safeguarding practices. Questions of professional power, individual choice, methods of engagement and communication and the use of frameworks for social control willbe considered. Students will explore the theories relating to the personal/professional interface and its impact on safeguarding practice.

The module will be delivered using a range of methods including lectures, seminars and directed learning tasks. In addition there will be specific workshops considering safeguarding from both an adult and child perspective. Formative assessment will feed into the summative task and focus on the student’s application of theoretical knowledge to social work practice. The summative task supports the student to acquire knowledge and understanding relevant to safeguarding in the practice environment.

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SW0618 -

Critical Research Project (NC, 40 Credits)

This module is focused on production of an evidence informed report on a topic relevant to social work practice. This is with a view to enhancing employability in a range of settings where project planning and evaluation would be required. Learning and teaching is focussed on planning for and supporting production of the report. Formative assessment and feedback are offered by peers, practice educators and dissertation supervisors.

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