The Contextual Framework for Practice
Short Course - 30 credits at SCQF level 7
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A significant number of potential students don’t have the right level of entry qualifications to embark on a higher education degree course and this module is one of four distance learning modules which will allow applicants to top up their academic credits. The modules are independent of one another and you can select the module that best meets the gap in your learning.
This stand-alone module will be relevant to workers with gaps in knowledge in a particular area or those with a more general interest in developing their knowledge.
The law and policy context covered in the workbooks relates to the Scottish context therefore students coming from outside Scotland will require further support.
Throughout the module the online materials and individual study will allow you to address the four learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of Law and Social Policy.
- Describe what Social Policy is and how it is developed.
- Understand the links between Social Policy and Legislation.
- Demonstrate understanding of the regulatory framework for practice.
The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
This module includes a minimum of a workbook, supporting podcasts and on line support from the module co-ordinator each week.
You have 8 weeks of teaching input and 4 weeks to develop your assignment.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
In order to apply for degree level courses applicants require 120 credits at level 7.
Completion of this module will provide you with 30 credits and completion of all four modules 120 credits which makes you eligible for application to a range of degrees such as social work, social pedagogy, social science, nursing and community work.
Two passes at higher or above or SVQ3 or equivalent. You should either be in employment or have recent relevant experience of working to support individuals.
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