Advanced Professional Practice MA

The MA Advanced Professional Practice (MAAPP) has been developed in consultation with local authorities as part of the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership, to support social work professionals to continue to develop their knowledge and skills as professionally capable, reflective and analytical practitioners.

The course supports professional practice under four strands:

  • Leadership and management
  • Practice
  • Practice educator
  • Research

Each module developed for the programme has been mapped against the Government's reform agenda for social work education, and is compliant with capabilities listed in the Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for Social Workers.

The award you receive will depend upon the number of credits you complete:

  • 60 credits - postgraduate certificate
  • 120 credits - postgraduate diploma
  • The full award will be a Master of Arts Degree in Advanced Professional Practice upon successful completion of 180 credits, which must include the 60 credit dissertation
Course content

Topics covered include:

  • Interventions to Promote Change
  • Child Development and Communication with the Child
  • Introduction to Leadership and Mentoring
  • Developing Professional Practice and Safeguarding
  • Parenting Capacity
  • Kinship and Statutory Care for Children
  • The Social Worker in the Court Room
  • Research in Professional Practice
  • Practice Learning Educator (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
MA Award
Part-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

For graduates, the requirement is that you must be in possession of a professional qualification from a recognised university.

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