Course Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Practice Teaching, Supervision and Management was developed in response to and in partnership with Social Workers interested in advancing their professional training.  It is underpinned by CORU regulations on the responsibility of social workers to continue professional and personal development throughout their career.

It recognises the integral role of practice teachers in facilitating the integration of theory into practice in the development of the Social Work profession.  It develops the skills and knowledge in teaching student social workers in the workplace 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. The development of self is promoted through reflective practice in individual and group exercises. New perspectives will also be achieved on computer-based distance learning techniques and practical competence while supervising a student on placement.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

This course is delivered by the social work staff who work on the MSW programme, colleagues from the School and university, and guest lecturers with relevant expertise in the field.  

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

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. If a student is not available for this period, the applicant’s employer must agree to accept a student at the earliest date possible after this period.


Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, part-time

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

10

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

Extended to 1 July 2021

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

Course code

1PGT1

Course Outline

The programme content for this Postgraduate Diploma in Practice Teaching, Supervision and Management is divided into two main categories: The taught and e-learning component of the course in Semester 1 and the supervised placement and portfolio component in Semester 2. 

Semester 1
 
  • Advanced Practice Teaching
  • Advanced Supervision
Semester 2
 
  • MSW Student supervision January–April
  • Portfolio presentations. Evaluating outcomes and identifying research opportunities
  • Management and Social Work

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

This course will further explore the areas of advanced supervision and management with a view to career advancement and continued professional development.
 

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

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.

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€1,050** p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Tuition

€826 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Non EU

€13,250 p.a. 2020/21

**EU students pay €300 of the €1,050 fee. The remaining €750 is paid by the School of Political Science & Sociology.

Find out More

Professor Caroline McGregor
T: +353 91 492 027
E: caroline.mcgregor@nuigalway.ie

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  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)