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This short Moodle gives prospective applicants for the Crossfields Institute Level 5 Diploma in Social Pedagogy relevant details about studying at this level and checks their ability to do so.

This introductory course in social pedagogy is available to all participants on previous and current ThemPra courses. In it we explore key theories and principles of social pedagogy. A brief overview of its history, the key thinkers who have shaped its European/UK development and social pedagogy’s relationship with social justice will enable you to understand social pedagogy today and how it can be applied across different fields of practice and across the life course. The introductory course constitutes unit 1 of the Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy (see here for further details).

'Social Pedagogy across Europe' is an Erasmus+ co-funded open online course in social pedagogy across Europe. The MOOC has been produced by ThemPra Social Pedagogy CIC in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UK), UCC Copenhagen (Denmark), Common View (Denmark), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), Ghent University (Belgium), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), Kocaeli University (Turkey) and KJSH Verbund für Kinder-, Jugend- und Soziale Hilfen (Germany).

This course provides a three-day opportunity for you as a leader to explore how key principles in social pedagogy translate into leadership, what this means for you, your team and wider organisation, and, most importantly, how social pedagogical leadership can benefit children, young people and their families.

The leadership course is facilitated over 3 consecutive days using a variety of learning methods to make social pedagogical leadership become real – through experiential learning activities, group discussions, theoretical inputs, reflection and action planning on how you can develop your leadership.

For dates for our next open courses in social pedagogical leadership please visit our website.

The Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy is part of our new portfolio of social pedagogy courses and qualifications. Regulated by Ofqual, the 47-credit qualification is divided into 7 units:

  1. Key theories and principles in social pedagogy
  2. Learning perspectives on human development
  3. Communication and understanding lifeworlds
  4. Building meaningful relationships
  5. Creativity in working with individuals, groups, and communities
  6. Safer practice from a social pedagogical perspective
  7. Observation and reflective practice within a social pedagogical culture

The qualification consists of our 8-day, face-to-face course, which draws on experiential, active and reflective learning methods to:

  • Develop practice by integrating social pedagogical theories and principles
  • Practice with greater confidence, intention and creativity
  • Enhance important interpersonal skills such as communication, relational and reflective skills

To find out more, please visit our website.

This qualification provides an excellent professional development opportunity for people working in care and education settings across the age range, particularly at senior practitioner and manager level. Regulated by Ofqual, the 60-credit qualification is equivalent to one semester of university studies and consists of 3 integrated modules:

  • Social pedagogy in relationship-centred practice
  • Developing leadership skills in social pedagogy
  • Social pedagogy in a social and political context

Qualification requirements include participating in our 12-day, face-to-face course, which draws on experiential, active and reflective learning methods to:

  • Develop practice and organisational culture by integrating social pedagogical theories and principles
  • Lead with greater confidence, intention and creativity
  • Enhance important interpersonal skills such as communication, relational and reflective skills
  • Develop strength-based, ethical and reflective leadership skills

Learners have access to our virtual learning environment, one-to-one tutorial supervision and ongoing support in their learning and assessment. Assessment includes essays, presentations, and a creative practice project. Click here for further details.