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Advanced Child and Family Social Work PgCert

Advanced Child and Family Social Work PgCert

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Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Social Work Families (Social Work) Children / Youth (Social Work)

Course type


Course Summary


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

This Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Advanced Child and Family Social Work is designed for social workers who have completed social work pre-registration training and are in employment to enhance your career prospects via gaining a Postgraduate level qualification. Opportunities may also be available within the faculty to progress your studies beyond the PgCert to a full master’s degree.

Course information

This course aims to enables you as a social worker to develop your career from early social work practice through to teaching, mentoring and assessing others.

This course has been designed to enable you to develop your practice, extend your range of skills, enhance your critical reflective skills and thus improve service delivery.

It is offered via a blended learning approach and is intended to be a key vehicle for social workers to gain an academic award at the same time as meeting your CPD, which is required by the current regulator.

Career prospects

All students on the course will already be in employment as qualified social workers. However, the course embeds enhanced employability through a variety of initiatives such as the further development of transferable skills (e.g., communication and assessment skills, leadership and mentoring skills).

These skills develop the qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative in complex and unpredictable professional environments.


Advanced Critical Practice: Child and Family - Core
The Developing Practitioner in Social Work - Core
Mentoring, Supervision and Assessment in Practice (PEPS Stage 1) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a professional qualification in social work and be registered with the relevant regulator. All applicants will normally have two years post qualification experience in order to comply with the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards. Applicants to the course will be required to supervise a social work student/learner, sourced by the university and its partners, for the modules Mentoring, Supervision and Assessment in Practice parts 1 and 2. Accreditation for prior learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning AP(E)L is in accordance with university regulations as set out in paragraph 7b.3.2 and 7b.3.3 of the regulations for taught postgraduate courses

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more

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