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Leadership and Management in Social Care PgCert

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Part time 2 years 13 days full time and individual tutorials (the time commitment is 42 hours per module including seminars, lectures and individual tutorials) September 2016

Choose Kingston's Leadership and Management in Social Care PgCert

The Leadership and Management in Social Care PgCert is specifically designed for managers in social work and social care organistions. On this course you will work with a range of experts from within the sector and will benefit from the expertise of senior colleagues in relevant disciplines from outside the sector.

Action learning sets are strongly encouraged throughout the course to motivate you to engage in peer learning.

What will you study?

The course consists of two modules – Leading and Managing in Social Work Practice and Leading and Managing in Social Work and Social Care Organisations. These modules are aimed at enabling you to gain and demonstrate a fuller understanding of leadership and management behaviours in social work practice.

On the course you will:

  • reflect on and critically analyse your own practice in managing people in social work;
  • develop skills in managing people in social work contexts;
  • draw on a range of relevant research, evidence, frameworks and literature to inform your understanding and self-assessment;
  • analyse effectively the political and policy context for social care social work in order to produce informed leadership responses;
  • enhance your comprehension of organisational structures, dynamics and cultures, including the different legal types of social work organisations, using data and performance informationand financial planning and management; and
  • develop and enhance your leadership and management competencies and capabilities, including managing change, working across organisational boundaries and project planning and project management.

Assessment

For the Leading and Managing People in Social Work Practice module, the summative assessment is a 4,000-word report. You will write a critical review of your management practice with reference to appropriate research and theory in order to reflect on, analyse and improve your practice, and include proposals for your own continuing professional development.

The summative assessment for the Managing in Social Work and Social Care Organisations module will be through:

  • a presentation and defence of a proposed project and project plan (50%); and
  • a 2,500-word justification of proposal and plan for a change and improvement project which might be led by you in your employment with an appended proposal for your own continuing professional development (50%).

Course structure

  • Leading and Managing People in Social Work Practice module:
    Friday 18 November 2016 – Sunday 19 March 2017
  • Leading and Managing in Social Work and Social Care Organisations module:
    Thursday 2 February 2017 – Thursday 13 July 2017

Modules

  • This module provides the opportunity for those employed in or about to take on management roles in social work to expand their understanding of leadership and management behaviours and processes, and what these mean for organisational culture, team building, staff management, supervision and development and making decisions.

    It will provide the opportunity for those in or joining first line manager positions to reflect on their management behaviours, enhance their capability in effective leadership and people management skills, and increase their capacity to be influential within and between teams. Students will identify relevant and appropriate professional examples for discussion and draw on research and theory to reflect on, analyse and improve their practice and performance.

    The module is  underpinned by the Chief Social Workers' Knowledge and skills statements for practice leaders and practice supervisors and the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) at Advanced Level (management).

    • When provided: November to May
    • Time commitment: Seven days equivalent to 42 hours including seminars, lectures and individual tutorials
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • Code: SW7030
     
  • This module concentrates on the knowledge and capabilities required to successfully be a leader and manager within the context of social work organisations. It is targeted at current and prospective team and service managers and equivalent post-holders. Students will identify relevant and appropriate professional examples for discussion and draw on research and theory to reflect on, analyse and improve their practice and performance.

    • When provided: January – June
    • Time commitment: Six days equivalent to 42 hours including seminars, lectures and individual tutorials
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • Code: SW7031
     

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

For further information

Dermot Brady
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6579
Email us

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This course is taught at Kingston Hill

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For further information

Dermot Brady
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6579
Email us

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