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Course Overview

This module is offered to all who wish to enhance knowledge and skills in this area in order to advance their professionalism in working with young people. This includes specifically class room teachers, existing principal teachers, faculty heads and senior managers within schools as well as community educationalists, health and social workers.

The module covers aspects of all areas below:

  • Guidance and support policies, roles and responsibilities within the context of the ‘National Support Framework’
  • Providing quality care and support, partnership set within the support entitlement
  • Team working through an integrated multi-agency approach, child protection and inclusion

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Ms Sandra M Paterson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

- Key philosophy and theories which have influenced the establishment of pastoral care/ support ethos/ in schools and colleges and other helping agencies; universal, targeted, personal support and the national documents including curriculum for excellence ‘Happy Safe and Achieving their Potential’; ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’

-Ethos and the 'caring community';

- Clarification of attitudes and values;

- Caring principles, policies and practices - meeting the developmental needs of young people/;

- CfE-the support entitlement;

- Whole school/college/institutional approaches support; Pastoral ethos and care systems;

- Support roles and responsibilities; Multi-agency working; Inter-agency Home-school partnerships;

- Child protection and inter-departmental/inter-agency/team working;

- Case studies;

- Self-evaluation, quality assurance and improvement planning

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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