Professional Learning

Professional Learning

Whether you are looking to enhance your professional practice, change your career or get started on a new pathway, our undergraduate and postgradaute courses will help you achieve your goals. 

Our programmes are designed for professionals working with young people across many educational and community sectors.  All of our programmes are delivered in a flexible way to enable you to achieve further qualifications while working. 

Professional Education

If you are looking for a flexible route to a masters qualification in education, you can choose from a range of our postgraduate modules to create your own pathway of study following your own interests and professional engagement.

This programme is delivered fully online so you can fit your study around your work and social commitments.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Autism & Learning

The Postgraduate Certificate in Autism & Learning is for teachers and related practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding of autism and enhance the inclusion and participation of autistic learners.

This programme is available online and combines home study with online workshops that provide regular opportunities for critical reflection, group discussion and collaborative learning.

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MEd Early Years

If you are working with children aged 0-8 Early Years will help you lead and shape change in a range of educational settings.

This programme is delivered fully online so that you can fit your study around your work and personal commitments.

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MEd Inclusive Practice

The Inclusive Practice programme has been designed for educators working in a range of educational settings and contexts, who are interested in developing more inclusive approaches to their practice.

This programme is available online, but face to face teaching may be negotiated with your local authority representative.

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MSc Leadership in Professional Contexts

This programme is designed to provide opportunities for aspiring leaders in a variety of professional settings, such as education, social services, fire services, nursing, caring agencies and the police.

Leadership in Professional Contexts is delivered fully online so that you can fit your study around your work and social commitments.

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MEd Health and Wellbeing Education

This programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people and meets the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support.

You study Health and Wellbeing Education online.

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MSc Person Centred Counselling

This programme is designed for those intending to make counselling a primary focus in their work setting and is professionally validated by Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland.

Counselling is now a recognised area of mental health therapy in the UK with a growing range of career options.

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Teaching Qualification in Further Education

TQFE is designed for in-service lecturers working in Scotland's colleges, enabling them to review their own practice and enhance the experience of all learners in further education.

This programme is accredited by the General Teaching Council of Scotland and will allow you to apply for voluntary registration.

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MSci Counselling Psychology

The programme prepares practitioners for professional counselling roles, enabling them to work with diverse groups in various settings, such as healthcare, education, and beyond. We emphasise developing cross-disciplinary competencies to enhance your ability to adapt and excel in evolving professional landscapes. 

MSc Studies in Mindfulness

The MSc Studies in Mindfulness programme's aim is to develop a stable mindfulness practice, to study and research its application in a selected professional context and learn to teach mindfulness. This is done through a combination of experiential training, online forums and regular one to one practice reviews with an experienced mindfulness teacher. The unique focus of this course is a compassionate approach to mindfulness practice that is the basis for deepening insight, which then enriches one’s life and work.

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BA Childhood Practice

BA Childhood Practice is a work-based programme validated by the Scottish Social Services Council for practitioners working with children aged 0-16.

You can study Childhood Practice fully online so that your study fits around your work and social commitments.

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BA Professional Development

BA Professional Development is a flexible programme for professionals in a range of settings such as education, community learning, care and social sectors.

Due to the flexibility of this programme it provides a route to degree level study for participants from non-traditional backgrounds who may have already gained an HNC or HND or professional experience developed over several years.

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Counselling Skills

The Counselling Skills course is for anyone who wants to improve their interpersonal skills for personal or professional development.

This programme is an excellent starting point if you want to train as a counsellor, psychotherapist or if you would like to embed effective communication skills in existing professional and voluntary roles.

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