Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in CPD for Social Work

The discipline of Social Work at the School of Political Science and Sociology offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Continuing Professional Development for Social Work for qualified social workers at various stages of a social work career.

The Non Violent Resistance in Practice course is also open to practitioners from disciplines other than (and including) social work.

A variety of modules will be offered on a stand-alone basis and credits from these modules can contribute to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate (30 ECTS) or Diploma (60 ECTS).  This means that candidates interested in earning academic accreditation must register for the certificate and pay the fee of 1,500. Alternatively,   candidates can pay a fee of 500 euro as they take each module.

Practitioners from social work and from other disciplines (for the Non Violent Resistance in Practice course) may choose to pay an attendance only fee of 250 euro; participation in the course does then earn academic accreditation and does not require candidates to complete assessment exercises (but attendance certificates can be made available on request at the end of the course).

 Entry Requirements: Except for the Non Violent Resistance in Practice course, applicants must have a CORU accredited professional social work qualification (level 8 or level 9) or equivalent.

Practitioners interested in the Non Violent Resistance in Practice course must be employed as a qualified practitioner in social work or allied health and social care disciplines such as, for example, family support/ social care/ psychotherapy/ youth work/ psychology/ nursing (mental health). Further information is available at Post grad courses Jan 2019

Management & Social Work PG Course 2019

Non Violent Resistance in Practice Info Jan 2019

PgCert or CPD Application Form Jan 2019 for March/April/May 2019 intake.  Closing date for completed applications is Thursday, 28th Feb 2019. 

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