Aims/Description: The module is an introduction to leadership and practice supervision with reference to the current legislative and practice context, including the relevant DfE and DHSC Post-qualifying standards (KSS). The module is designed to introduce students to theories of leadership, management and practice supervision and enable them to develop skills in this area of practice. Students interested in this module should be either aspiring managers in social work/care or newly promoted frontline managers in social work/care or newly promoted frontline managers in social work/care. The module involves a work-based learning component and requires the candidates that they apply learning to their practice. Therefore, for aspirant managers they must be able to perform the leadership and supervisory tasks required of them as part of the work-based learning and assessment component of the programme.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Sociological Studies):

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