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Social Work Education

BA/Graduate Diploma in Children and Families Studies

Introduction

As with other specialist level programmes this is a part two award.

Consolidation and Preparation for Specialist Practice (CPSP) is a pre-requisite.

University provider: Bournemouth University

Programme content


4 modules:

Child development with evidenced based practice

The teaching element of this module is undertaken in two three day blocks. Four study days are also made available for the completion of the assessed assignment.

6 child observations are required as part of this module. This involves six 1.5 hour observations and write ups.

Students must have their practice observed by a practice assessor on 1 occasion in this module.

The module is assessed through a written 5000 word assignment, child observations and practice observation.

The child in context - ecological factors

The teaching element of this module is undertaken in two three day blocks. Four study days are also made available for the completion of the assessed assignment

Students must have their practice observed by a practice assessor on 1 occasion in this module.

The module is assessed through a written 5000 word assignment and a practice observation.

Legislation and the professional task for childcare practitioners

The teaching element of this module is undertaken in two three day blocks. Four study days are also made available for the completion of the assessed assignment

Students must have their practice observed by a practice assessor on 1 occasion in this module.

The module is assessed through a written 5000 word assignment and a practice observation

Enabling work based learning: the facilitation and assessment of professional development

The teaching element of this module is undertaken in 5 days. Three study days are also made available for the completion of the assessed assignment.

This module is assessed through 2 written assignments, 4000 words and 1000 words.

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Time commitment

Module 1:

6 teaching days

4 study days

9 hours child observation

1 practice observation (approx’ 2hours) undertaken by PLDO

Module 2:

6 teaching days

4 study days

1 practice observation (approx’ 2 hours) undertaken by PLDO

Module 3:

6 teaching days

4 study days

1 practice observation (approx’ 2 hours) undertaken by PLDO

Module 4:

5 teaching days

3 study days

Total time allocation 40 days

Selection process

Entry requirements

  • CPSP / PQ1 ( childcare)
  • Line manager endorsement
  • 2years minimum post qualification experience
  • candidate statement

Process

The number of places available is determined by operations managers in relation to the current financial climate.

Invitations are sent to Social work staff by email to apply for a place on the programme

They send their nomination forms to SW education

Interview with a selection panel: operational manager, practice manager, SW Education WD rep.

Student support

Students will be allocated a practice assessor throughout the programme who will provide support and monthly supervision with regard to programme issues on a monthly basis. The practice assessor will also be responsible for practice observations