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Skills for Health has announced that its Stand By Me dementia e-learning course has been shortlisted for an award at the E-learning Awards 2015 for ‘Excellence in the production of learning content – not for profit sector’. The course focused on moving away from the traditional style of dementia courses…
The constant bombardment of mixed health messages has led to the creation of an innovative Cardiff University online course to help people find reliable evidence The University is delivering a free online course, known as a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC, to help people navigate the minefield of material…
Scotland’s most senior social workers will be able to embark upon a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work Officers from this autumn. The Scottish Social Services Coouncil (SSSC) have worked with universities to develop the qualification and the first cohort of Chief Social Work Officers (CSWO) will begin study…
The University of Bolton’s unique Community & Neighbourhood Studies degree offers opportunities to develop in a wide variety of career and further study fields, as illustrated by some of the recent graduates. Former teaching assistant and single mum Selina Budgen gained a First and is due to start studying for…
Martha-Lane Fox quoted Aaron Swartz in her Dimbleby 2015 lecture: ‘It’s not ok NOT to understand the internet anymore’. It’s true. And why? Because the web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on your continual professional development,…
The SVQs in Healthcare Support are approaching 5 years old. To ensure they remain fit for purpose and reflect the needs of Scottish employers, learners and the public, Skills for Health is leading a review of the qualification structures, the assessment strategy and the associated Modern Apprenticeship. A Reference Group…
Bursaries are still available for Robert Gordon University (RGU) MSc Social Work which is enrolling now for September start. The two year course will introduce you to the values, skills and competencies required for the practice of social work. It provides graduates with the opportunity to train as social workers…
This September sees University of the West of Scotland (UWS) launching its new MSc in Psychology. This postgraduate conversion course, which is being delivered at the University’s Paisley Campus, is aimed at graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology. The MSc will develop…
The University of Essex Online has announced the launch of a new Master of Public Health (MPH) qualification, which will be delivered entirely online using a virtual learning platform. Studies will combine the flexibility of home learning with high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors. The first intake will be…
The University of the West of Scotland’s (UWS) MSc Mental Health and Education programme still has places available for start this September. The online professional learning course, the only one of its kind in the UK, offers a flexible study opportunity for associated practitioners with an applied interest in both…
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new distance learning course to develop the skills of social care staff who work with children and adults in care settings. The University’s BA Social Pedagogy (Working with Children/Working with Adults) course, is now taking applications for the next intake in January 2016.…
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…
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