Intended for workers engaged in or managing front line, public-facing roles, we have provided this course to the staff of clients such as Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service as part of programmes of induction or continuing professional development (CPD).
The course gives students an appreciation of community engagement strategies that organisations can use. Its core themes are the relationship between social policy and social problems; supporting diversity; community partnership work and evaluating interventions.
On successful completion of the course, students will have a greater appreciation of:
In addition, students will have developed their data collection and analysis; report writing; and presentation skills.
Members of the department, community organisations and other key stakeholders using a variety of modes of delivery, including workshops, presentations and lectures, provide this training. The course typically lasts one week of full time attendance and can be arranged at dates to suit the client. Alternatively, shorter, more intensive programs could be developed that can be tailored to the needs of specific organisations.
On successful completion of the course, all students receive a merit certificate that can be incorporated into their institution’s CPD.
The department offers short courses introducing data analysis software, specifically SPSS and NVIVO. These can be tailored to suit the needs of specific organisations.