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Advanced Professional Practice: Modular Route supporting Continuing Professional Development


We are pleased to be able to add a modular route to our postgraduate continuing professional development (CPD) activity in Advanced Professional Practice, as an alternative option to our MA in Advanced Professional Practice.

This CPD route is available to qualified practitioners and their employers in order to provide greater flexibility and choice for study at post-qualifying level. The modules are all also available as part of the suite of awards we currently offer, and you will be able to use the credits you achieve by completing them successfully to build future awards. You will thus have the opportunity to complete an accredited award over a longer period of time.

As with our other CPD full awards, the modules will be taught by academic staff with strong and substantial professional experience, and whose teaching content reflects the best and latest research. Our intention is to combine creativity and flexibility with rigorous academic approaches to learning, in order to develop practitioner students' skills and knowledge and to help support and enable them to deliver first class service quality to children and their families.

What studying under this modular arrangement gives:

  • The chance to enhance your specialist expertise and knowledge;
  • The opportunity to undertake post-qualifying studies at your own pace and with students from a range of practice backgrounds within the region;
  • A range of transferable skills and knowledge that will be of benefit not only to you in career terms, but also to the organisation for whom you work;
  • Advanced teaching, supported by experts in the field, that offers the specialised understanding of the particular issues, methods and skills necessary both to understand and undertake work with children and their families;
  • The opportunity to think about and critically reflect on your current practice and ways to improve your contribution, whether as a practitioner or a front line manager, to the service you offer.

If you want to register for modules leading to more than 45 credits, you should consider registering for the MA in Advanced Professional Practice.

Registration will give you access to online learning material and the University Library.


Modules available include*:

  • Evidence informed practice;
  • Out of home care;
  • Interventions to promote change;
  • Child development and communication with the child;
  • Parenting capacity;
  • Introduction to leadership and mentoring;
  • Developing Professional Practice and Safeguarding;
  • Learning and teaching in social work and social care;
  • Assessed and supported year in employment;
  • Practice learning educator: Stage one.

*Please note that modules listed may change year-on-year due to current events and staff availability.


To apply for modules, please follow the link below and complete the online application form.

Application form