Full course description

Course Date:

Jul 11 - Aug 7, 2016


4 weeks


5 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate (free)


As social pedagogy is a relatively new concept in the UK, this course will give insight and offer new ideas for working creatively with challenging and difficult behaviour and caring for those children who have troubled lives. It discusses how to use social pedagogical approaches with children and young people and introduces the necessary skills to do so. This will be of particular interest and relevance to a wide range of practitioners in the Statutory, Private, Voluntary and Charitable sector.


  • To develop an understanding of social pedagogy in social care and education settings.
  • To gain confidence and knowledge of applying social pedagogical approaches to practice situations.

University of Derby Online (UDOL)

The University of Derby Online Learning is one of the United Kingdom’s leading universities for online distance learning. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications and professional development courses to people around the world who require more flexible study options.

Upon completing this online short course, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), allowing you to provide evidence to a professional body or your employer, or to include it in your personal development portfolio.

Course Instructors

Ms. Vicky Cockerill

Ms. Pauline Green

Lead Instructor

Mrs. Green is a registered Social Worker and has worked as an academic at the University of Derby since 1999. She qualified as a Social Worker in 1984 and worked in a wide range of statutory settings in both children and adult services. Some of the more specialist roles she was involved in included: working as a Liver Transplant Social Worker at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, Adoption and Fostering Officer in Staffordshire, and Social Worker specialising in Physical Disability in Essex. Her interest in supervising students on placement led her into social work practice education and mentoring. She is currently managing the MSc and BSc (Top Up) in Integrative Health and Social Care.