Bespoke Courses

The following modules from the MSc Social Work Advanced Professional Practice programme are also validated as stand-alone modules. If you would like to discuss commissioning a tailored cohort for one of these, please contact us at and ask to speak to the Centre Manager.

The Professional Development Centre is based at the University of Lincoln’s main campus in central Lincoln; however we are happy to deliver at a location convenient to you. In the past we have provided cohorts in Scunthorpe, York and Northallerton and Peterborough.


  • Consolidation of Post-Qualifying Professional Development (15 credits – Core; PG Cert)
  • Evidencing Professional Learning in Social Care (15 credits – Option)
  • Research Methods for Social Care Settings (15 credits – Core; PG Dip)
  • Service Improvement and Development Project (15 credits – Option)

Mental Health

  • Best Interests Assessor (15 credits – Option)
  • Contemporary Practice in Mental Health (30 credits – Option)
  • Mental Health Practice Theories and Interventions (15 credits – Option)
  • Perspectives and Values for Understanding Mental Distress (15 credits – Option)
  • Understanding and Responding to Dementia (30 credits – Option)


  • Contemporary Practice in Working with Adults (30 credits – Option)
  • Safeguarding Adults (30 credits – Option)

Children and Families

  • Contemporary Practice in Working with Children, Young People and Families (30 credits – Option)
  • Managing Risk in Children’s Services (30 credits – Option)

Practice Education

  • Practice Education 1
  • Practice Education 2
  • Supporting Practice Learning (15 credits – Option)

Leadership & Management

  • Effective Team Leadership for Social Care (15 credits – Option)
  • Leadership and Multi-agency Working (15 credits – Option)
  • Managing Change in Social Care (15 credits – Option)

Master of Science

  • Dissertation (60 credits – Core; MSC)