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Social Work Practice Teaching, Supervision & Management

Your course
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 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 on the course.

Duration

1 year part-time.

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

Ms Marguerita McGovern
T: +353 91 495 295
E: marguerita.mcgovern@nuigalway.ie

Comment

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Flexibility: the part-time programme is offered in a blended learning format, taking in traditional and technological concepts of teaching and learning.

2. Career progression: this course is designed for social workers who are interested in advancing their professional training.

3. Placement: participants will have a supervised placement opportunity.

Application date

CLOSING DATE: 19 May 2017

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