Postgraduate Diploma(Social Work Practice Teaching, Supervision & Management)
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
This course is designed for social workers who are interested in advancing their professional training. It develops the skills and knowledge of social workers who teach student social workers in the agency/placement setting. It is also relevant for those professional social workers currently taking or giving supervision. In addition the management section of the course will offer the opportunity to explore management models and practices within varied social work settings.
The programme is offered in a blended learning format, taking in traditional and technological concepts of teaching and learning. This will lead to participants acquiring an excellent academic theoretical framework on relevant theories, policies and practices. New perspectives will also be achieved on computer-based distance learning techniques and practical competence while supervising a student on placement.
Appropriate primary degree (Level 8 www.nfq.ie/nfql/eul ) and hold a professional social work qualification NQSW or equivalent. A minimum of three years post qualifying experience in social work is required with a recommendation that the last six months work experience be spent in the current work setting. An active interest in social work education and in particular student social work education is necessary. All participants will be required to travel to NUI Galway for teaching and have adequate broad band connection, use of a computer and basic computer skills to carry out the e-learning section of the course. Acceptance of a student on placement for 14 weeks January to April is a pre-condition of gaining entry to this programme. Therefore approval with the management of the Social Workers’ Agency will be required prior to accepting a place on the course.
1 year, part-time
Next start date: Course currently under review
ECTS weighting: 60
Average intake: 10
Advanced Practice Teaching
MSW Student supervision Jan.–April
Portfolio presentations. Evaluating outcomes and identifying research opportunities
Management and Social Work
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School of Political Science & Sociology
T +353 91 495 295
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €1,000 p.a. 2014/15
- Tuition: €776 p.a. 2014/15
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15