Key Info
  • Type: Unit
  • Level: 7
  • Credits: 30

Overview

The Academic lead for this module is Cathie Jasper

This Masters level unit will address issues of professional practice for Social Workers at the beginning of their career, aligned with the PCF/ASYE level capabilities.

The unit will provide underpinning knowledge and learning to be delivered alongside employer ASYE programmes and will contribute to students’ understanding and achievement of PCF/ASYE level descriptors and continuing requirements of professional registration. .

Unit Contents

The unit will normally be delivered by 4 taught full day sessions and 4 half-day workshops.

The 4 taught full day sessions will be delivered around themes relating to the PCF/ASYE level capabilities. Themes will include:

The 4 half day workshops will focus on continued professional development and professional identity and will include formal input supported by group work. The workshops will examine social work practice and the impact on self and the relationship on future practice; understanding of the context of social work practice and its implications for practice and newly qualified social workers; developing enhanced knowledge and understanding of strategies to manage stress and conflict, with particular emphasis on their work setting and focus of work.

For detailed information about this unit, please download the specification document.

Study requirements

No course specific requirements

Timetable

29 November 2017 - 3 September 2018

Rooms TBC

Induction   Wednesday 29th November 2017  10.00-12.00

Taught Days      09.30 - 16.00

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Workshops   09.30 - 12.30

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Formative assessment due on 08/05/2018

Summative assessment due on 03/09/2018

Location

Brooks building, Manchester Campus, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester M15 6GX

How to get there

Upcoming Courses

28 March 2018 - 4 October 2018

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Days, dates and times of taught sessions and workshops are detailed below:

Induction : Wednesday 28 March 2018 10am - 12pm (NQSW and supervisors to attend)

Wednesday 18 April 2018 (Taught session 9.30am - 4.00pm)
Thursday 3 May 2018 (PD Workshop 9.30am - 12.30pm)
Wednesday 23 May 2018 (Taught session 9.30am- 4.00pm)
Thursday 7 June 2018 (PD Workshop 9.30am- 12.30pm)
Wednesday 27 June 2018 ( Taught session 9.30am - 4.00pm)
Thursday 12 July 2018 (PD Workshop 9.30am - 12.30pm)
Wednesday 5 September 2018 (Taught session 9.30am - 4.00pm)
Thursday 4 October 2018 (PD Workshop 9.30am- 12.30pm)

Formative assessment due in 2.7.18
Summative assessment due in 5.11.18

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    Programme-based study means you pursue a particular award and study units applicable to that award. You can read about MMU's programmes of study in our prospectus.

  2. Application Form

    Once you have decided whether to apply for a programme or modular study, complete and return an MMU Application Form. You do not need to state at this stage who will fund the course, but you may wish to confirm with your sponsor that they still intend to fund you.

    On receipt, your application will be passed to the academic course leader for consideration. MMU will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible.

  3. Enrolment

    If your application has been successful, you will receive an invitation to enrol. At this stage you will need to present confirmation of your funding. This should take the form of a funding letter from your sponsor, printed on company headed letter paper. The confirmation should include your details, the course(s) for which your sponsor will fund you, the dates of the courses and the full fee amount that will be sponsored. The letter should be signed by an authorised signatory.

Sponsored Applicants

If a sponsor has agreed to fund your studies, please follow the process below to apply.

  1. Programme or Modular?

    With MMU, you can choose to take units either modularly or as part of a programme of study.

    Modular study allows you to take one-off units and collect academic credits that you may, where allowable, count towards a future academic award, either at MMU or another university.

    Programme-based study means you pursue a particular award and study units applicable to that award. You can read about MMU's programmes of study in our prospectus.

  2. Application Form

    Once you have decided whether to apply for a programme or modular study, complete and return an MMU Application Form. You do not need to state at this stage who will fund the course, but you may wish to confirm with your sponsor that they still intend to fund you.

    On receipt, your application will be passed to the academic course leader for consideration. MMU will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible.

  3. Enrolment

    If your application has been successful, you will receive an invitation to enrol. At this stage you will need to present confirmation of your funding. This should take the form of a funding letter from your sponsor, printed on company headed letter paper. The confirmation should include your details, the course(s) for which your sponsor will fund you, the dates of the courses and the full fee amount that will be sponsored. The letter should be signed by an authorised signatory.

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If you plan to fund your own studies, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Programme or Modular?

    With MMU, you can choose to take units either modularly or as part of a programme of study.

    Modular study allows you to take one-off units and collect academic credits that you may, where allowable, count towards a future academic award, either at MMU or another university.

    Programme-based study means you pursue a particular award and study units applicable to that award. You can read about MMU's programmes of study in our prospectus.

  2. Application Form

    Once you have decided whether to apply for a programme or modular study, complete and return an MMU Application Form

    On receipt, your application will be passed to the academic course leader for consideration. MMU will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible.

  3. Enrolment

    If your application has been successful, you will receive an invitation to enrol. At this stage you will be able to choose how you will pay your fees - a number of payment options are available.

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