Advanced Social Work Studies in Criminal Justice

Degree: Master
University: The University of Edinburgh , Faculty: College of Humanities & Social Science
City: Edinburgh , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Applied Sciences, Proffesions&Arts
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    In 1993 the programme was commissioned by the now Scottish Executive to promote advanced training for social work staff involved in delivering, developing and managing services in line with the National Objectives and Standards for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System. The programme has been developed with the support of local authority Social Work Departments and non-statutory agencies throughout Scotland.

    It is a two-year part-time programme. The programme is intended for experienced staff in social work and social care agencies providing services to the Criminal Justice System. Teaching takes place at both the University of Edinburgh and the University of Stirling. The main contributors to the programme will come from teaching staff in the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling.

    The Programme Fee is presently £5500 for the full two-year programme. (This may be subject to change.)

    Programme Director: Susan Wallace

    The programme will provide opportunities

    * To acquire knowledge, management and practice skills needed in developing and delivering effective services demanded by National Objectives and Standards;
    * To acquire an up-to-date knowledge of theoretical models, methods, policies and law in both the adult and juvenile criminal justice sectors
    * To develop service initiatives and demonstrate leadership in a chosen field;
    * To evaluate learning through academic assessment and supervised practice;
    * To acquire research and evaluation skills;
    * To promote anti-discriminatory policy, procedures and practice;
    * To demonstrate requirements detailed in CCETSW's Assuring Quality for Post Qualifying Education and Training - 1: Requirements for the Post Qualifying and Advanced Awards in Social Work. (December 1997).

    Social Workers who are registered with the PQ Consortium and who successfully complete the AA competencies within the required timescales are eligible to receive the Advanced Award. Students who are not registered with the PQ Consortium will receive University recognition for successful completion of advanced level practice-based work.


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