[Press & Publications] University of Leicester School of Social Work Wins Prestigious Contract



July 2000

No 146

The School of Social Work at the University of Leicester has been awarded a prestigious contract, jointly with the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Social Work, to deliver the new Post Qualifying Award in Child Care.

The bid was selected through a competitive tendering process. The reputations of the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham in the fields of post qualifying education and training and in child care research; and their strong links with employers in the region were reasons for the successful bid.

Seventy students from across the Midlands will start on the programme in January 2001. The new award forms part of the Government’s determination to raise standards of service delivery to vulnerable children and their families. To this end, the Department of Health has allocated £4m in 2000-01 and £6m in 2001-2 to support candidates on the new Award.

The Universities of Leicester and Nottingham will train Social Work practitioners from ten Midlands employing agencies (Derbyshire, Derby City, Leicestershire, Leicester City, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City, Peterborough, and Staffordshire Social Services Departments and The Children’s Society). The new programme, developed in partnership with the employers, will use a variety of innovative teaching methods and modes of assessment. As part of the Award, the Universities have received a grant of £20,000 to develop open learning materials.

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