GIRFEC: A Multi-Agency Approach to Practice
This multi-disciplinary short course will help equip you to deliver effective children’s services in a unified approach, allowing you to respond in ways which will strengthen children, young people and their families’ capacity to care.
You are required to have the ability to study at degree level (minimum academic level SCQF Level 9).
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS Academic or UKVI 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill.
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill.
- IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.
See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.
- Demonstrate application of a critical knowledge and understanding of the constructs of children and young people’s wellbeing and childhood development.
- Display mastery of the 'Getting it Right for Every Child' (GIRFEC) approach to children's services including associated practice policy and legislation
- Interpret, critically analyse and prioritise children and young people’s needs and risks, taking responsibility in identifying appropriate measures to manage identified risks and unmet needs.
- Conceptualise, appraise, apply and evaluate the skills and attributes required of key professional roles.
Delivery and assessment
This module utilises a blended approach to teaching and learning to stimulate critical discussion and enhance learning, generate deeper understandings and foster the development of graduate attributes. The learning and teaching activities are varied and are aligned to the intended learning outcomes. They include: live and pre-recorded lectures, webinars, videos, podcasts; and other activities such as guided reading, quizzes, blogs and discussion boards.
Assessment is in two parts. Part one is an annotated bibliography of 2,000 words and Part two is a recorded oral presentation.
Dr Kathleen Clarke
This module supports the development of a wide range of skills including critical thinking and writing, advanced personal organisation, planning and evaluation skills, and advanced communication skills.