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Adults CPD Module - Critical Reflection on Practice

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To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 24th June 2019

This 20 credit module supports students’ professional development as advanced practitioners in relation to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) descriptions of the capabilities required of ‘Experienced Social Worker’. 

The module offers students the opportunity to review their practice against the guidance of the nine domains of the PCF in relation to their practice as either Advanced practitioners, or educators, or managers. The module enables students particularly to focus upon their development and skills in relation to professionalism and leadership in either complex/high risk practice, or in education, or management. Module learning is aimed at supporting students in the development of advanced reflective and critically analytic skills and in planning career development.

This module uses independent or personalised learning. Students are supported and guided in their study by regular individual or group tutorials (depending on the number of students following the module). In this forum critical analysis and reflection is encouraged. It enables students individually and/ or collaboratively to develop further/ review their knowledge base and review their practice and professional development. Key themes in tutorials are the concepts of professionalism and professional leadership in the student’s area of practice.

Tutorial learning is supplemented by self-directed study, which is in terms of developing and refreshing practice knowledge and in terms of further critical reflection and analysis of practice.  

Assessment will be through a 3000 word Critical and Reflective Analysis and Evaluation of Own Practice.

This module can be taken as part of a PGDip, MSc or as a stand alone module. Please see further details in the application information document attached to this course.

Start Date
Wednesday 16 October 2019
End Date
Wednesday 29 April 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Learning outcomes

By the end of the module you will have analysed, reflected and reviewed your own practice and personal, professional development against the PCF.

Additional information

To complete your registration onto this module you will need to complete and return the University application form attached to the confirmation email. The application form needs to be returned to by Monday 24th June . 

A learner contract applies to this module so please complete and return the learner contract attached to the confirmation email within one week of receiving this. The contract states that you may be asked to repay course fees if you do not complete the module or if you cease employment with the Council within one year of completing the module. You must sign the contract in order to be allocated a place on the module.

Both documents need to be returned to

Your manager/team is required to release you for all taught/tutorial dates + 2 x study days

Target Audience
Assessment Services (BHCC) / Social Workers
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Course pre-requisites

This module is open to Senior Social Workers and Managers or experienced Social Workers who have previously completed the PGCert or PQ Specialist Award.

University of Brighton, Room TBC by University, Falmer Campus
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