Due to the coronavirus situation we've decided to move the start date for the postgraduate to February 2021.  Participants will still be able to complete the course within the 2020-21 academic year.  We'll revise the application dates on this page and in the prospectus later this term but in the meantime do contact us at postgrad@navsh.org.uk if you have any queries.


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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