UCLan Return to Social Work Opportunities

Social Work: Return to Social Work

Posted: 28 September 2017
Website: www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
Email: SocialWorkCPD@uclan.ac.uk

Event Date: 27 November 2017
Event Venue: UCLan Preston Campus Venue
Event Cost: £100 per workshop / £650 module route

Return to Social Work Opportunities

27 November – 1 December 2017

UCLan Preston Campus


Opportunities available:

• Attendance at Workshops

• Study towards a 20 credit module (week of workshops and assessment) PLUS shadowing opportunity


Attendance at workshops:

You can attend 1,2,3,4 or all 5 days from a week of workshops.

The week of workshops will cover:

  • The current legislative and policy contexts for practice
  • Theory, methods and evidence based practice
  • Consideration of the contemporary nature of social work practice.

Monday 27 November, 9:00 – 16:00/17:30

  • 9am Welcome by Dr Clare Stone
  • 9.30am – 4pm Children and Families Social Work: Fiona Harbin and Dawn Eccleston will provide an overview of the statutory frameworks in child care practice and current issues impacting social work practice. They will engage in discussion about safeguarding and human trafficking.
  • 4pm – 5.30pm Module assessment workshop FOR MODULE STUDENTS ONLY. Clare Stone will outline the module assessment requirements and provide access to a range of additional learning resources.

Tuesday 28 November, 9:00 – 16:00

  • Working with Adults: Ali Gardner will draw upon her extensive experience to update participants on contemporary issues and legislation within adult services. Ali has developed a reputation for her work around personalisation and The Care Act (2014).

Wednesday 29 November, 9:00 – 16:00

  • Mental Health: Simon Rogerson worked as a mental health social work and deputy manager before moving to academia. He will explore current legislations and developments within mental health services to provide an interesting and comprehensive day.

Thursday 30 November, 9:00 – 16:00

  • 9am – 12noon Digitalisation and Social Media in Social Work: The dynamic and nationally respected Amanda Taylor will encourage participants to explore the increasing use of technologies and digital relationship within practice. If you have an iPad, smart phone or similar device please bring it along for experiential learning.
  • 1pm – 4pm Job Hunting, Application and Interview Skills: Matt Hughes from One Stop Social will support participants to consider how they re-enter social work practice.

Friday 1 December, 9:00 – 16:00

  • 9am – 2pm Disability: Cora Rooney will draw upon her experiences to engage participants in debate and consideration of working within disability services.
  • 2pm – 4pm HCPC Registration and Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Dr Clare Stone will advise participants how to obtain HCPC registration and attend to the requirement to maintain their CPD. Clare is CPD assessor for the HCPC so will share with you some top tips.

At the end of the week of workshops participants will be able to:

  • Reflect upon a range of social work practice areas and the theory and legislative context in which they are currently practiced
  • Better understand how to apply to join the social work register and the requirements for ongoing professional development
  • Consider approaches to securing social work employment.


Study towards a module:

The module route requires attendance at the week of workshops, and successful completion of a reflective written essay based on your learning and professional development. Full guidance will be given.

If undertaking the module route you will also be offered the option to undertake shadowing experience which UCLan will organise for you within a social work team in the North West of England. More information is provided on enquiry.


Who should attend?

Designed for qualified social workers who have not been in social work practice recently or at all since graduation. It supports you to reengage with social work knowledge, law and contemporary practice which is essential for those wishing to apply to join the social work register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)*.



Workshops (per day) £100

Module route (week of workshops and assessment) £650


How to Book:

For more information and booking instructions please contact the CPD team on socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk or 01772 893408.

The workshops and module route dates are subject to minimum number of bookings.

Catering and car parking is not provided.

*Please consult the HCPC document ‘Returning to Practice’ for further information about the requirements to join the register http://www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/readmission/


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