Social Work & Social Sciences: Professional Development

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 Visitors, Midwives and School Nurses
  • Working with Challenging Behaviour for Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Social Workers
  • Understanding of and Techniques in Working with Borderline Personality Disorder for Drugs Action and Community Workers
  • Understanding Attachment, Trauma and Resilience for multi-professional teams
  • Counselling Skills Workshops

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

  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. 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.

  3. Therapeutic Photography

    This innovative new short course is available to any interested staff in the ‘caring professions’.

New for 2014

Three new modules are being developed for 2014

  • February 3: The Contextual Framework for Practice.
    This module covers the context of social care, health and educational care working within the recent legislative and policy context.
  • April 28: Processes and Practice in Social Care.
    This module includes content on the philosophy of care, personalisation, and methods of working within social care, health and educational practice settings.
  • July 28th: Professional Development and Practice.
    The module includes content on reflective practice, use of supervision, stress and time management, learning styles and professional identity.

For further information about the modules and to request an application form for any of the modules please contact Fiona Feilberg, Head of CPD.

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  1. 10, March, 2014 Student Partnership helps RGU to achieve best possible university experience

    RGU launches Student Partnership Agreement to continually improve the student learning experience.

  2. 07, November, 2013 RGU pledges support to children in care

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