Trauma-informed Social Work And Care

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    Part Time: 1 year

Course Description

Awareness of trauma and the impact it has on physical and mental health, school experience and educational outcomes affects us all, directly or indirectly. In response to this knowledge, our PgCert Trauma-Informed Social Work and Care gives you a comprehensive understanding of this topic which can be applied in practice to a variety of social work and care settings, and makes you a confident, critical, creative, adaptable, articulate and aspiring professional.

The course takes a strengths-based approach that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, which emphasises physical, psychological and emotional safety for everyone, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Content includes early childhood development and how this is impacted by adversity and trauma, ways in which we can mitigate and ameliorate this, and opportunities to apply this knowledge through topical and relevant practice-focused assessments. You focus on a particular aspect of trauma-related practice that will be of value to your professional development.

You develop the skills and knowledge to continue your professional, educational and personal development by consolidating, enhancing and extending your disciplinary expertise, experience and abilities. High levels of personal responsibility and self-direction are required to work with complex knowledge, theory and concepts.

The course is available part-time, starting September for two semesters. Both modules are compulsory and there are no optional modules in the course.

Mindful of the diverse cohort of working professionals and non-practitioners this taught course is delivered outside of normal working hours; you attend for two – six on one or two evenings per week.

Optional study skills content is available which will also be taught one evening a week.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 at undergraduate degree level and experience of working with children. For non-standard entry, if you can demonstrate suitable significant experience and/or further study you may be considered for the programme, and asked to attend an informal interview.

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Student Destinations

You develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and a range of new skills which will enable you to apply what you have learnt effectively in the workplace. This expertise could lead to greater specialisation and more senior roles with the profession.

Successful completion could lead to MA and Doctorate of Education study.

Module Details

Core modules
Approaches to Trauma-informed Social Care

Understanding Childhood Trauma

Modules offered may vary.

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