Rights, Risk and Resolution

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Blended learning

12 weeks

Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits


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.


Taught days take place face to face, and workshops/tutorials take place online.

8, 22 May 2023

5, 19 June

3 July

17 July (tutorials)

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?

Blended learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our learning management system.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2021/22


30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2022/23


A discounted rate is available to specific partner organisations. Please ask your Manager or Education Lead about funding before you apply.

Contact details

Gavin Millar, Senior Lecturer, Social Work

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Entry requirements

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

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