The Jersey Social Laws Certificate has been created exclusively by the Jersey Institute of Law and will be run by the Institute’s lecturer, Claire Davies. Mrs Davies is one of a select number of local advocates able to represent children in respect of Public Law proceedings under the Children’s Panel guidelines. She has also served as Chair of the Committee of the Jersey Family Law Association.
This is a compulsory module of the BA in Social Work taught at University College Jersey, and is also available to anyone involved in social work, such as social workers, health professionals, the police, teachers and charities.
The design and delivery of the course allows people to register, either for the full certificate or for part of the certificate as Continual Professional Development.
There are three distinct sections on the course:
- Part 1 – Jersey legal system
- Part 2 – Children social work laws
- Part 3 – Adults social work laws
Obtaining the Jersey Social Work Laws Certificate:
To obtain the certificate, a candidate must study all three parts, submit an assessment to be marked at the end of each part within the required time-frame. And, have received a mark of at least 50% for each assignments.
Continuous Professional Development
For continuous professional development, the Institute of Law will award 1 attendance point per hour of classroom presence. Participants must have completed part 1 (Jersey legal system) before they can enroll to do, either part 2 (Children social work laws) or part 3.
All classes usually take place at the Institute of Law, Top floor, Turner Building, Highlands College.
However, due to COVID-19 we will need to deliver all of our courses online until at least the end of 2020.
The Dates and Times:
Classroom teaching will be on Saturdays between 09:30 and 16:30 with an hour lunch break.
The course will run :
- 26 September and 3 October 2020 – Jersey Legal System
- 31 October and 7 November 2020 – Children Social Work Laws
- 5 and 12 December 2020 – Adults Social Work Laws
It will start anew on:
- 16 and 23 January 2021 – Jersey Legal System
- 13 and 20 February 2021 – Children Social Work Laws
- 27 March and 10 April 2021 – Adults Social Work Laws
- Jersey Legal System: £500
- Children’s Social Work Laws: £500
- Adults’ Social Work Laws: £500
Register for the full certificate and pay only £1200.
Information for Charities:
The Institute of law is offering 2 free places for persons employed or volunteering with a charity listed on the Jersey Charity Commissioners’ database wishing to do the certificate. Two places have been reserved for the September to December sessions and 2 places for the January to April sessions. The Institute of Law will allocate these places on a first come first served basis.
This is a Level 4 course with 30 credits.