Professional Development and Practice 30 credits at SCQF Level 7

1. Overview

This module gives an overview of the knowledge and understanding of the professional requirements relating to social care.

A significant number of potential students don’t have the right level of entry qualifications to embark on a higher education degree course and this module is one of four distance learning modules which will allow applicants to top up their academic credits. The modules are independent of one another and applicants can select the module that best meets the gap in their learning.

This stand-alone module will be relevant to workers with gaps in knowledge in a particular area or those with a more general interest in developing their knowledge. This module addresses working with people in settings including; community work, social care, education, health and the professional requirements for effective and ethical working.

2. What you will study

This stand-alone on-line distance learning module is credit rated for 30 credits at SCQF 7. This module includes a minimum of a workbook, relevant multi-media content and on line support from the module co-ordinator each week. The students have 8 weeks of teaching input and four weeks to develop their assignment.

3. How you will learn

Throughout the module the online materials and individual study will allow students to address the three learning outcomes:

  1. Identify a range of professional social care values and understand how conflicts and dilemmas may arise in their application.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and requirements of professional development through use of supervision, reflective practice, ongoing learning, stress and time management.
  3. Understand the role of the practitioner within the organisational context in terms of learning, leading and effective team working.

4. Entry Requirements

Two passes at higher or above or SVQ111 or equivalent. Applicants should either be in employment or have recent relevant experience of working to support individuals.

5. Student Funding


The fee for this module is £800

6. How to apply

For further information or to submit an application form please contact the course leader:

Mike Shepherd

Telephone: 01224 263375

7. Prospects

In order to apply for degree level courses applicants require 120 credits at level 7. Completion of this module will provide students with 30 credits and completion of all four modules 120 credits which makes students eligible for application to a range of degrees such as social work, social pedagogy, social science, nursing and community work.

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30 credits at SCQF Level 7

Start Date

7 August 2017

Mode of Attendance

Distance Learning

Academic School
School of Applied Social Studies
More Information:
Mike Shepherd Lecturer
01224 263375