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Friday, 26 June 2015

NSPCC collaborate with Stirling to launch new child protection certificate

Written by The Editorial Team
NSPCC Scotland has worked with the Stirling University to devise a new and unique course for experienced child protection practitioners. Beginning in October 2015, this is a post-qualifying course, focusing on practice skills.
 
Delivered by representatives of the University of Stirling, the NSPCC and a range of experts from across Scotland, this fully accredited programme has been introduced to enable students to develop advanced skills in child welfare and protection practice with children and families.  

Unlike most other postgraduate courses in the field, this course has an emphasis on gaining practical skills and experience. In particular the course is designed to bridge an existing gap in practice skills development, and students will gain knowledge, skills and experience for working within the most challenging settings.

The programme will allow opportunities for practitioners to develop confidence in their knowledge and understanding and direct intervention skills and this will be assessed by a range of methods including:

  • presentations
  • videotaped role play
  • peer review and extended case study work  

Throughout the programme students will be encouraged to critically analyse and reflect on current practice.

For more information, visit: https://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/applied-social-science/advancedpracticeskillschildwelfareandprotection/