We've decided to run this course in 2021 entirely online.  Previously we have held face to face days in London and Manchester or Leeds but it's unclear what the situation will be with covid 19 by next year so it makes sense to go online.
This does have the advantage of making the course accessible for everyone, free from geographical location and it will bring the cost down.
We'll finalise details over the summer and applications will open in September with the closing date by mid October.  This webpage contains information about the course but please note that it still refers to pre-covid dates and venues.  Nevertheless, it will give you a description of the course and we'll update this page in due course.


Stand alone 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 2020 and will take place online and at convenient locations in London and Manchester, 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 first 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?

·     Face-to-face 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 here 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:

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]


Information webinar

Click here to join a webinar on Wednesday April 1st at 4.30pm in which Richard Parker (course tutor for NAVSH and visiting research fellow at Bath Spa University) and Mike Gorman (NAVSH course coordinator) will describe the course and answer your questions.

Find out more

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

For more information contact: postgrad@navsh.org.uk

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