Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Services, Support and Protection

University of Stirling

Program Description

Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Services, Support and Protection

University of Stirling

Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Services, Support and Protection

This is a post-qualifying course for professionals working in adult health and social services. The Certificate comprises two stand-alone modules which can be taken in either order.

Citizenship, Self Determination and Support Services (COMPA1) provides a critical overview of contemporary policy and practice debates in adult health and social care, including individualised budgets, self-directed support and integration. The module explores key issues of personalisation and citizenship, choice and equity, autonomy and protection.

Supporting and Protecting Adults at Risk of Harm (COMPA2) addresses current issues related to working with adults assessed as being at risk of harm. It covers relevant legal and policy developments in the arena of adult protection, along with risk and vulnerability, power and participation, assessment, decision-making and compulsory measures of intervention.

Course objectives

The Certificate course is a post-qualifying award designed to support professional staff in developing advanced knowledge, skills and understanding of policy, legislation and practice issues within adult health and social care.

Structure and content

There are two 30-credit modules which can be studied in either order depending on the preferred entry date for the Certificate course. Students can also have a gap in their studies before completing the second module. Teaching is on the University of Stirling campus with three separate teaching blocks per module. In addition, students are expected to participate in structured learning activities using Succeed, the University’s online learning environment

Delivery and assessment

Each module is taught in three teaching blocks: two blocks of three days and one of two days. The first two teaching blocks include induction sessions and time assigned for structured learning activities. Teaching is delivered over full days with a seminar approach and use of small group discussions and other participative activities.

Each module is formally assessed by means of a 4,500-word assignment in which students apply relevant theory to their own professional practice.

Module titles

  • Citizenship, Self Determination and Support Services (COMPA1)
  • Supporting and Protecting Adults at Risk of Harm (COMPA2)

Career opportunities

Students on the Certificate in Adult Services, Support and Protection span frontline practitioners, team leaders and staff involved in workforce learning and development. They include those with specialist responsibilities for Adult Support and Protection and others with lead roles in the implementation of Self Directed Support and the integration of health and social care.

Entrance requirements

Students generally hold a relevant professional qualification and are working in adult health and/or social services.

Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately can not accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

Fees

  • 2015/16 Home/EU £2250
  • 2014/15 Overseas £4725
  • 2014/15 Home/EU £2100

Academic requirements

Students generally hold a relevant professional qualification and are working in adult health and/or social services.

Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately can not accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 16, 2016
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