Practice Learning Qualification Graduate Certificate
Graduate Certificate Practice Learning Qualification (Social Services)
The course is specifically designed for experienced social work practitioners who wish to be involved in the assessment of social work student practice learning opportunities.
The design and delivery of the course reflects a partnership between the University and social work agencies, as well as service users and carers. The aim of the course is to provide you with the ability to facilitate and assess the professional development and competence of social work students.
2. What you will study
A blended approach to teaching and learning will be adopted. The conceptual underpinning for each module will be delivered via workbooks. In addition to this directed study, students are required to attend one study day at the University for each module. You will study 4 modules:
- Supporting and Facilitating the Learning of Others
- The Assessment of Learner Practice and Evaluation
- Evidence-based Practice
- Practice Context and Leadership
3. Entry requirements
You must be social work qualified with significant post-qualifying experience. You must also be in a position to offer a social work student a practice learning opportunity within your agency. Your agency setting must be able to provide learning opportunities which will allow the social work student to meet a substantial proportion of the assessed outcomes as contained within the Standards in Social Work Education. It is acknowledged that it may sometimes be necessary to negotiate learning opportunities for a student from another agency.
4. Course Fees
For Academic Year 2017/2018
- £980 .
For Academic Year 2016/2017
- £930 .
For Academic Year 2015/2016
- £900 .
For Academic Year 2014/2015
- £870 .
For Academic Year 2013/2014
- £845 entire course
For Academic Year 2012/2013
- £795 entire course
For Academic Year 2011/2012
- £775 entire course
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. Students will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.For further information see Student Finance pages
5. How to apply
Those interested in this course should apply by 27 November 2015. Applicants from Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council should send their application forms to the appropriate person within their agency.
All other applications to be sent to:
PLQ(SS) Course Leader,
School of Applied Social Studies,
Faculty of Health and Social Care,
The Robert Gordon University,
Aberdeen, AB10 7QG
Phone: 01224 263224
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