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PgCert Family Group Conferences

University of Salford

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    FEB-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This distance learning course is unique because it delivered in a partnership between the University of Salford and the UK’s leading authority on Family Group Conference, the Family Rights Group. The Family Rights Group introduced Family Group Conferences into the UK and have 26 years practice in this area. You will be taught by academics and practitioners who are experienced in the practice of Family Group Conferences. The academic members of staff have written about and researched the use of FGCs in social care.

This is the only postgraduate programme on Family Group Conferences in England and Wales.

You will:

  • Develop a critical understanding of FGC research, theory and practice
  • Work with experienced FGC practitioners and leading academics
  • Gain a professional qualification in a growth area of social care practice

Teaching:

The course is online distance learning. You will be able to access online lectures at a time of your choosing. You also have access to tutor support as negotiated with your tutor.

You are taught through online lectures and tutorials. Each module consists of 10 hours of lectures and 6 hours of tutorials. The majority of your learning will take place in your work setting.

Independent learning

When not involved in lectures and tutorials you will continue learning independently through self-study. We advise you should take around xx hours of independent study per week. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library and preparing coursework assignments. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the learning zone, and our engineering and computer laboratories.

ASSESSMENT:

The evaluation takes the form of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments enable students to gauge their learning and development during the course of each module and to prepare them for summative assessment. Formative assessments include peer and tutor review and feedback on development of written work both in class and electronically online. The learning is experientially driven and enquiry-led, with opportunities to review the assimilation of knowledge, critical skills and supervision skills.

Summative assessment strategies include:

  • A written essay addressing issues of theory and practice
  • A portfolio reflecting on supervision practice
  • Supervision skills assessment

CAREER LINKS:

This course is a collaborative partnership with the Family Rights Group, the leading authority in Family Group Conference Practice in the UK.

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APPLICANT PROFILE

This course is suitable for practicing Family Group Conference Coordinators who wish to gain an academic and professional qualification to consolidate and build upon their existing knowledge and expertise. Applicants must have have undertaken a three day Family Group Conference Coordinator Training course and be practicing as a Family Group Conference Coordinator.

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University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 123 3

    22nd out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    114 52%

    81st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    107th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    127 73%

    31st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    32nd

    20

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