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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Coventry University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

The aim of this course is to give practicing social workers the opportunity to enhance their career prospects via gaining a postgraduate level qualification. The programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, values and skills required to gain both stage 1 and 2 of the PEPS (Practice Educator’s Professional Standards) and assess others in the workplace. These qualities are transferrable to other roles within the workplace such as practice supervisors and managers.

Coventry University has been providing social work CPD (Continuous Professional Development) courses and modules to local employers for many years and has current prominent links with nearby local authorities and voluntary sector organisations.

The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Practice Education has been designed to build on these established provisions and to facilitate the development of experienced and expert practitioners in social work.

Course information

This course is designed for social workers who have completed social work pre-registration training and are in employment. The aim of this course is to give social workers the opportunity to enhance their career prospects with a postgraduate level qualification upon successful completion. Opportunities may also be available within the faculty to progress your studies beyond the Postgraduate Certificate to a full master’s degree (subject to successfully completing the PgCert and application).

Career prospects

All students on this course will already be in employment as qualified social workers. However, the course aims to enhance employability through a variety of initiatives including providing opportunities to further develop transferable skills (e.g. communication and assessment skills, leadership and mentoring skills). These skills help develop the qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative in complex and unpredictable professional environments.

You will also have access to employability support and can be given assistance with writing CVs and job applications upon request.

Application deadline

31 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 5,283per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    78th out of 84

    3rd out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 56%

    53rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    74th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    110 86%

    11th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    4th

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