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Children and Young People in Conflict with the Law

Children and Young People in Conflict with the Law

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

12 months

Start date

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Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Children / Youth (Social Work) Childcare Skills Children's Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This new course will be delivered by the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice, and their multi-talented team of social work, psychology, and research professionals. The course will provide a comprehensive and consolidated learning experience on children in conflict with the law through a developmental lens whilst also considering the implications for young people in conflict with the law as they transition to adulthood. Drawing from a variety of approaches and disciplines including social work and social policy, psychology, health, and law you'll develop a critical understanding of the rights of children and young people in conflict with the law, how well these are being upheld and existing challenges to being fully rights respecting. You'll also develop a theoretically informed understanding of the developmental pathways of children and young people finding themselves in conflict with the law alongside practice models of assessment, formulation, and intervention. As a fully online, part-time course, it offers you the flexibility to grow your knowledge, skills and continued professional development whilst maintaining existing professional and personal commitments.

Why this course

This new course will be delivered by the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice, and their multi-talented team of social work, psychology, and research professionals.

The course will provide a comprehensive and consolidated learning experience on children in conflict with the law through a developmental lens whilst also considering the implications for young people in conflict with the law as they transition to adulthood.

Drawing from a variety of approaches and disciplines including social work and social policy, psychology, health, and law you'll develop a critical understanding of the rights of children and young people in conflict with the law, how well these are being upheld and existing challenges to being fully rights respecting. You'll also develop a theoretically informed understanding of the developmental pathways of children and young people finding themselves in conflict with the law alongside practice models of assessment, formulation, and intervention.

As a fully online, part-time course, it offers you the flexibility to grow your knowledge, skills and continued professional development whilst maintaining existing professional and personal commitments

Learning & teaching

You'll require regular access to a reliable computer with enough processing capability and an excellent broadband connection. Your computer must have a recent version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office or Open Office. It should also be enabled for pop-ups.

We’ll communicate with you by e-mail and via the University's Virtual Learning Environment. Please make sure you can use the following programs:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint or a compatible program, for example OpenOffice
  • An e-mail program compatible with Microsoft software; we recommend Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WinZip or the ability to un-zip files and folders
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Windows Media Player

Assessment

Each module will be assessed using a range of written assignments.

Careers

This course is designed to appeal to:

  • individuals who are already working in the field and wish to enhance their professional development and reflect on the issues pertinent to children and young people in the conflict with the law
  • individuals seeking a career in supporting children on the cusp of, or in conflict with the law

Modules

You'll be provided with a critical understanding of the principal pathways to children and young people finding themselves in conflict with the law and the relevant theories as well as approaches to the assessment and formulation of need. It's designed to equip you with the ability to apply your knowledge, skills and understanding to case examples and to critique contemporary approaches, models, and theories.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

2,433

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

2,433

Entry requirements

You'll be required to have a relevant undergraduate degree or professional qualification and demonstrate capacity for postgraduate study. As this is a fully online course, you'll also require access to a device/computer with sufficient processing capability and an excellent broadband connection.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a first-rate institution, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options and fostering an inclusive university community, welcoming students from around the globe and from all types of backgrounds. Strathclyde is a research-oriented university, delivering a transformative learning experience. It invests intelligently in campus facilities to provide a superb environment in which to study and...more

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