Systemic Practice in Applied Social Work

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits


This module takes a theoretical and critical approach to the development of skills in systemic practice including: evaluation, conducting systemic interviews and designing and implementing systemic interventions.

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Full description

Who should attend?

Newly qualified or experienced social workers.


Cambridge (Semester One) Thursdays

29th September 2016 9:00am-3:00pm
13th October 2016 9:00am-3:00pm
3rd November 2015 9:00am-3:00pm
24th November 2016 9:00am-3:00pm

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff.With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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The assessment task will require students to evidence the application of systemic practice in the workplace and will be broken down into three parts:

  1. systemic assessment
  2. a systemic intervention
  3. an evaluation of outcomes

The form of the assignment will be a patchwork text to facilitate formative as well as summative assessment.

Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 7)


Contact details

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Dr Jane Akister

01223 692550

Ros Hunt

01223 695855

CPD Admissions

01245 686868

Entry requirements

This module is suitable for the continuing professional development of both newly qualified and experienced social workers in the context of the College of Social Work's Professional Capabilities Framework.

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