Applied Social Studies - Childcare

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Applied Social Studies - Childcare
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 104835 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year: 2019
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 1 year part-time.
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Entry Requirements

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Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Equivalent qualifications include the Pre-2007 Post-Qualifying Award in Social Work. Where this is not met, applicants m...

Course Content

The Applied Social Studies programmes are designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of those staff working in the care professions (social work, psychology, education, nursing, teaching, medicine, etc).

With the cu...

Subjects Taught Core Modules (40 CATS points each)
There are three core modules which can also be taken as standalone modules:

Advanced Knowledge, Theory and Methods
Enhancing Outcomes for Children in State Care
Promoting and Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and their Families
Assessment Method A variety of assessment methods for the Diploma will be used including written assignments, a reflective analysis on how the student applies relevant theory to their practice in two different cases and an assignment critically reflecting on how the student has enhanced the practice of colleagues drawing on the knowledge in this module.
Careers or Further Progression

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Continuing professional registration in social work is predicated on continuing professional development, which this programme and its pathways offer. The DoH has directed that social workers demonstrate their competen...

Further Enquiries Dr Anne Campbell 
Applied Social Studies Director

Professor Danielle Turney 
Professor and Pathway Convenor, Child Care pathway
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