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PGCert Advanced Professional Studies (Adult Protection)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Online

 Duration
0 Months
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
15000 GBP
National
10100 GBP
EU
10100 GBP

Application fee

International 50 GBP
National 50 GBP
EU 50 GBP
Department
Social and Political Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
GMAT (avg)600
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About this course

This programme has been developed in response to the introduction of the Adult Protection and Support (Scotland) Act 2007 that puts at the forefront of contemporary professional practice and priorities, the importance of working with adults who are at risk of harm.

The programme is intended for experienced practitioners (minimum two years post-qualifying experience) from a range of relevant agencies providing services to adults at risk of harm.

Career opportunities:
This programme is intended to build on your existing skills and improve your professional abilities. On completion, you will be better placed to take on more advanced roles within your existing workplace, or apply for those that offer a greater degree of responsibility.

Advanced study such as this also provides a range of highly transferable skills, such as communication and project management, which can be applied to your current role or used to enhance future employment prospects in any field.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • A degree or a postgraduate qualification in social work or an allied profession.
  • If you are professionally qualified but do not hold a degree-level qualification, you may ask for special consideration when applying. You should have two years’ experience in social work or related professional practice.

English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)
  • If you completed a CAE or CPE before January 2015 please contact the Admissions Office for the accepted grades.

They encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. They may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.

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Course Modules

You will study 12 taught days and eight days of online learning.

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How to Apply

Before you apply, you should make sure you meet the entrance requirements of your chosen degree, and contact us to discuss your proposed programme of study.

Entry requirements

  • To study at postgraduate level, you will need to meet our academic and English language entry requirements.

 Supporting documents

When you apply, you will need to upload:

  • A transcript with all of your results achieved to date
  • Copies of your degree/diploma certificate, if you have already completed your qualification
  • References, if these are required for the application to your chosen programme
  • Evidence of your competence in written and spoken English, if English is not your first language
  • Certified translations, if your original documents are not in English
  • A research proposal, if this is required for the application to your chosen programme
  • To make sure your application is processed in the fastest possible time, you should upload your supporting documents along with your application. We can't make a decision on your application until we have received all your relevant documents.

Academic qualifications

  • To study at postgraduate level, you must normally hold a degree in an appropriate subject, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK).
  • We may also accept equivalent qualifications or work experience.
  • Specific entry requirements vary between degree programmes and you should confirm you have the necessary qualifications before applying.
  • You will find the minimum academic entry requirements and more details on your chosen programme in our degree finder.

Applying online

  • Once you've found your programme, look for the “Apply” button in the “Applying” section.
  • Choose the option with your preferred award, study mode and start date, then choose "Apply" to begin your application.
  • The application form contains guidance on how to complete each section.
  • The first step in the online application asks for your basic details. This includes your email address.
  • You do not need to complete the application in full; you can save a partially completed application. If you do this, an email will be sent to you that provide a link to allow you to return to the application to complete it.

After you apply

  • After you've applied you will be able to track the progress of your application using our Applicant Hub. You can also accept or decline any offers through the Hub.

Decisions on your application

  • You will be notified by email when a decision has been made on your application.
  • If you have applied for more than one degree programme you will receive a separate decision for each.
  • If you have any questions about the decision, you can contact us using the contact details included with your decision communication.

Accepting the offer

  • Make sure you read your offer carefully and follow the instructions on how to accept using the Applicant Hub.
  • At the time of accepting an offer you are not committing yourself financially or academically to the University, but an early indication of your response does help us to manage the admissions process.
  • We will send you confirmation when we receive your acceptance.

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