Postgraduate Qualifications

The Department of Social Work and Social Care provides a range of post graduate qualifications for those working in social work, social care and related fields, These are designed to combine academic rigour with professional expertise for those seeking to develop advanced knowledge, skills and values in key areas of practice.

Children and families social work

Certificate in Practice Education

The Advanced Certificate / Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Education enables qualified social workers to become practice educators and provides the knowledge and skills to be able to deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences to a range of learners, including social work students, newly qualified social workers, and more experienced practitioners.

It is a part-time course consisting of 3 modules. These modules can, however, be taken on an ad-hoc individual basis. They can be taken at either University Degree level to gain an Advanced Certificate in Practice Education, or at Masters level to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Education.

Higher Specialist Work in Mental Health Services

The aim of the programme is to enable mental health practitioners to meet the requirements of the regulator and qualify for approval as an Approved Mental Health Professional by their employing authority. The Higher Specialist Work in Mental Health Services programme is founded on a flourishing partnership between the Department of Social Work and Social Careand nineteen local authorities (and their partner trusts) in the East and West Midlands. The teaching team has extensive experience of teaching on AMHP and other mental health programmes throughout the country; is involved in research and service innovation within the area; is multi-disciplinary in its professional background; and which includes a number of practising AMHPs