Social Work Practice Teaching Supervision & Management

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This PDip develops the skills and knowledge of social workers who teach student social workers in the agency/placement setting. It is also relevant for those professional social workers currently taking or giving supervision. In addition, the management section of the course will offer the opportunity to explore management models and practices within varied social work settings. Participants acquire an excellent academic theoretical framework on relevant theories, policies and practices. New perspectives will also be achieved on computer-based distance learning techniques and practical competence while supervising a student on placement.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Appropriate primary degree (Level 8) and hold a professional social work qualification NQSW or equivalent. A minimum of three years' post-qualifying experience in social work is required, with a recommendation that the last six months' work experience be spent in the current work setting. An active interest in social work education and in particular student social work education is necessary. All participants will be required to travel to NUI Galway for teaching and have an adequate broadband connection, use of a computer, and basic computer skills to carry out the e-learning section of the course. Acceptance of a student on placement for 14 weeks in January to April is a pre-condition of gaining entry to this programme. Therefore, approval with the management of the Social Workers' Agency will be required prior to accepting a place. If a student is not available for this period, the applicant's employer must agree to accept a student at the earliest date possible after this period.

Application dates

CLOSING DATE: 30th June 2022.


1 year part-time.

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Career Opportunities
This course will further explore the areas of advanced supervision and management, with a view to career advancement and continued professional development.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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