Social Work & Social Sciences: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Professional development is an ideal way to boost your career prospects and make you better at your job. Flexible study allows you to update your knowledge and skills, fitting your study around your other responsibilities.

Our school of qualified Psychologists, Sociologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Social Workers and Mental Health Officers have expertise in developing and providing bespoke training and professional development workshops across the care sector.

Examples of recent CPD specialist training delivered within agencies and within Robert Gordon University include:

  • Adult support and protection
  • Supervision training for health professionals
  • Understanding and responding to challenging behaviour for workers in the care sectors including teachers, teaching assistants and social workers
  • Understanding of and techniques in working with borderline personality disorder and other mental health issues
  • Understanding attachment, trauma and resilience for multi-professional teams
  • Therapeutic photography

Enquiries for bespoke specialist training/workshops should be directed to Fiona Feilberg, Head of CPD, School of Applied Social Studies.

  1. Graduate Certificate Practice Learning Qualification (Social Services)

    A course for those wishing to be involved in the assessment of social work student practice learning opportunities.

  2. Processes and Practice in Social Care

    This module provides an overview of skills values and knowledge that underpin professional practice.

  3. Professional Development and Practice

    This module gives an overview of the professional requirements underpinning practice in social care.

  4. Psychological and Sociological Understanding of Human Development

    This module gives an overview of ways of understanding human development across the lifespan drawing on key perspectives from sociology and psychology.

  5. Social Pedagogy Course | BA Social Pedagogy

    Designed for those in employment this course will focus on a number of themes including the centrality of relationships and the development of personal expression.

  6. The Contextual Framework for Practice

    This module provides students with knowledge and understanding of the contextual framework for practice within a range of settings.

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