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National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice

National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice

The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice (the National Centre) at Bournemouth University is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by enhancing professional health and social care practice.

The National Centre specialises in providing high quality education, continuing professional development (CPD) and training for professionals within Health and Social Care.

Post-qualifying social work education is centred on a commitment, passion and dedication to develop professional practice, the enhancement of which is crucially focused on challenge and creative resolve, encompassing sound professional values, reasoning and judgement.

The department currently works in partnership with over one third of local authorities in England.  The flexible delivery model means we come to you to deliver education and training designed to make a positive contribution to practice. By improving the quality of social work practice the Centre and its staff make a vital contribution to society and vulnerable people in particular.

Professor Keith Brown, Director of the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW), shares his work on the term next of kin; end of life care; and how we all need to be prepared for our futures, based on work conducted at Bournemouth University. To download the Next of Kin guide in full, visit: http://www.ncpqsw.com/publications/

We are also commissioned by a range of organisations to develop materials and toolkits for use by professionals and the public

To find out more visit the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work website.

NCPQSW research projects

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Improving health and social care practice

BU’s combination of theoretical and practice-based research into health and social care education and practice gives the balance needed to deliver effective training programmes with wide-reaching impacts.

Financial scams

Financial scams

The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice (NCPQSWPP) is working in partnership with government and trade bodies to raise awareness of the scale of the problem and to gain a greater understanding of the reasons why people are drawn into a scam. 

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