Postgraduate Study in Professional Practice


Stand-alone online Master's level module [EDU7113-30 Independent Study]

30 credits can count towards the full MA Professional Practice course. Credits are accepted in line with Bath Spa University's APL policy which is currently within 5 years of completion.

Flexible part-time programme for busy professionals interested in the education of care experienced children. Teaching starts in September 2022 and will take place entirely online, supported by online tutorials and resources.

Who’s it for?

This course will be of interest to people working with care experienced children including foster carers, adoptive parents and carers, teachers, social workers and virtual school heads and team members.  Anyone with a bachelor’s degree can apply.  You do not need to be a member of NAVSH.

What will I learn?

The courses will give you an overview of research findings on the education of care experienced children and attachment, trauma and learning.  You will be able to specialise in areas of interest to you.

How will I be taught?

·     Online group sessions
·     Webinars
·     Distance one to one tutorial support
·     Personal study and literature research.
·     Access to Minerva, the Bath Spa University Virtual Learning Environment

What do previous students say about the course?

Click below to listen to students describing their experience of the course, why they signed up and what advice they’d give anyone thinking of joining the course. Please note that these students took part in the pre-covid face to face sessions. The course is now entirely online.

Podcast 1

Listen to four students who are coming to the end of the stand-alone module [lasts 15 minutes 32 seconds]

Podcast 2

Listen to three students who have completed the stand-alone module and have progressed to the master’s degree [lasts 21 minutes 41 seconds]

Sharing learning

Click here to read what previous students learned from the course and what advice they'd give to potential future participants.


Information webinar

Join a webinar on Wednesday May 18th at 4.00pm in which Kate brooks (lead course tutor and associate lecturer at Bath Spa University) and Mike Gorman (NAVSH course coordinator) will describe the course and answer your questions. To register, click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Find out more

Read the prospectus here for course details, costs and how to apply.

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2022-2023 postgraduate professional practice course on the education of care experienced children

Applications for this course are now closed.