Undergraduate courses

Criminology and Social Policy

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Why and how do people break the law? How can the criminal justice system define this and how do we police, prosecute and punish people? This course looks at the motivations and careers of law-breakers and also broader questions of process and policy in criminal justice.

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Criminology and Sociology

crime

Why and how do people break the law? How can the criminal justice system define this and how do we police, prosecute and punish people? This course looks at the motivations and careers of law-breakers and also broader questions of process and policy in criminal justice.

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Education (Primary)

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How do you provide an environment within which children feel safe and secure, and can develop their potential? What are the best methods of structuring learning and teaching opportunities? How do you manage behaviour effectively and ensure all children in the classroom are included?

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Education (Secondary)

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Where can I be challenged in my thinking and gain practical and hands-on experience that will allow me to qualify to teach in secondary schools? How can I best support effective learning? How can I ensure that all learners feel valued, safe and included?

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Social Work

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This degree course incorporates the professional qualification you need to practise social work alongside a strong grounding in relevant social science subjects. We will help you qualify as a social worker who is knowledgeable, skilled, analytical and ethical in your approach to working with individuals, families, groups and communities.

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Sociology and Social Policy

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Sociology concentrates on analysing and understanding the way in which society works; Social Policy is concerned with the analysis of the purposes, processes and outcomes of social welfare.

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Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - In-service

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Where can I gain practical and hands-on experience that allows me to enhance my teaching experience? How can I best support effective learning? How can I ensure that all learners feel valued, safe and included? What does research tell us about teaching and learning in colleges and other post-compulsory education settings?

‌The Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) It is the recognised teaching qualification for individuals who are currently employed as lecturers in Further Education (and other settings) and will provide you with a recognised teaching qualification for the FE sector.

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Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - Pre-service

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Where can I gain practical and hands-on experience that allows me to qualify to teach in a Further Education College? How can I best support effective learning? How can I ensure that all learners feel valued, safe and included? What does research tell us about teaching and learning in colleges? This is the recognised teaching qualification if you want to pursue a career in the Further Education sector.

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Huntington’s disease: an enabling approach to supporting families

Huntington's disease

A module designed for practitioners working in health, social care, advocacy, and community organisations who currently or may potentially work with people with Huntington’s disease. The course would also be of relevance to those working with younger people with other types of dementia.

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Improving Dementia Care

An online, 15 week undergraduate course designed for health and social care practitioners looking to improve their knowledge and practice in the field of dementia care.

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Certificate in Adult Services, Support and Protection

The Certificate programme is suitable for frontline staff working in adult services across health and social care who need to understand and work with the array of policy and legislation aimed at supporting people to lead full and independent lives while also - protecting adults who are at risk of harm. The programme may also be relevant for first-line managers or those with responsibility for staff training and development in adult services.

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Certificate in Child Welfare and Protection

The Certificate in Child Welfare and Protection is a vital programme for professionals working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. The modules are designed for inter-disciplinary learning and may be appropriate for staff working in a broad range of roles and settings.

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Certificate in Management and Leadership in Social Services

The Certificate is appropriate for frontline managers and supervisors working in diverse roles and specialisms. Participants on the course may come from a health, social work, education, occupational therapy or housing background and may be working in residential, day services or fieldwork settings.

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Facilitating the Best Practice in Dementia Care Learning Programme

Our work based CPD course for all health and social care practitioners nominated to become facilitators of the Best Practice in Dementia Care Learning Programme. 

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Access to degree studies

A stepping-stone to undergraduate study.

The Access courses are designed as a means of meeting the needs of those who have been out of education for some time, or who have few or no qualifications for entry to an undergraduate degree. Students gain the academic requirements and study-skills needed to become a successful and confident student. All students who complete the Access course with the relevant grades will gain entry to a degree at the University of Stirling, and potentially other institutions, should you wish to study elsewhere.

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