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Enhancing Transformative capabilities in Professional Practice (ETC)


'This offers the opportunity for social workers to further enhance their personal and professional development in ‘Leadership’, ‘Innovation’ or ‘Resilience’.’


This module is aimed at experienced and/or advanced Social Workers (Zone 3 / 4 of the West Midland Teaching Partnership CPD Progression Framework) and is aligned to both the Knowledge and Skills Statements and the Professional Capabilities Framework at ‘experienced’ social worker level.


It offers the opportunity for social workers to further enhance their personal and professional development. The goal in undertaking this module will be to further enhance one of the following capabilities - leadership, innovation, resilience and/or taking a strength/asset-based approach.


This can transform your current professional practice, the organisation and community you work in and the lives of the citizens you serve. Enhancing one of the main transformative capabilities is likely to improve the citizen, service user, carer, learner and/or patient experience.


Various factors impact and influence change within professional practice, such as the current Covid-19 pandemic, technology, neoliberalism, austerity and poverty, Brexit and Superdiversity. All have an impact on the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens in the UK – and consequently on best professional social work practice. Transformative learning theories will be discussed when focusing on a transformative capability and your current and targeted level/abilities in that area of practice.


In the module you will:

  • Identify and critically examine the social, political, and economic factors that influence change within professional practice.

  • Identify and critically appraise theories of leadership, innovation, resilience, or asset-based approaches.

  • Critically reflect on your current style and attitudes around professional leadership, innovation, resilience and/or asset-based professional practice.

  • Devise and justify a plan to enhance your current approach to leadership, innovation, resilience and/or asset-based professional practice.

The start date for the course is 16th May

Closing date for applications is 29th April.

We would ask interested applicants to contact Birgit for further information about the course at birgit.forster@bcu.ac.uk



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