Assessing and Managing Risk

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


12 weeks

Module code: MOD003548

Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits

A discounted rate is available to specific partner Organisations Please ask your Manager or Education Lead about funding before you apply.
This course will be available for online delivery with online tutor support available throughout the day.


Managing risk is an important part of being a social worker. We'll deepen your understanding of the complexity of risk, exploring its contested nature, to help you better understand your personal and professional attitudes to it. We'll also discuss and critically apply models of, and approaches to, risk assessment.

Full description

Who should attend?

Qualified social workers registered with Social Work England.
This course is suitable for continuing professional development across the spectrum of adult/child services - of newly qualified and experienced social workers - and in the context of meeting professional, ethical standards.


This course will be available for online delivery with online tutor support available throughout the day. In addition, students can book a 30-minute face-to-face (SKYPE or ZOOM) tutorial with the Module Leader on the 29th of July to prepare for submission of the assignment task.

September 2020
24 September 2020
8, 22 October 2020
5 November 2020
Tutorials: 26 November 2020
Assessment: 18 December 2020

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2020/21


Contact details

Gavin Millar, Senior Lecturer, Social Work

CPD Admissions

Entry requirements

To join this course, you will be a qualified social worker, registered with Social Work England.

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