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Awareness level Training

The awareness level programme is the foundation element of the Knowledge and Understanding Framework and provides students with the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to work more effectively with service users with a diagnosis of personality disorder. The awareness level modules have been designed with underpinning principles to guide the activities and learning. These principles are:

  • To hold central the perspectives of people who are doing this work or using services
  • Connecting service users’ past experiences with current behaviours
  • Making sense of reactions and responses within different contexts
  • Developing effective communication skills
  • Developing sensitivity to service user experience
  • Understanding organisations and the importance of teamwork
  • Developing self awareness and critical reflection skills
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BSc Framework and Modules

The BSc part of the framework is made up of modules accredited by the Open University that when taken as a full degree programme leads to the award of a BSc in Working with Personality Disorder: Developing Understanding and Effectiveness. The overall aim of the Programme is to help improve the quality of service user experience by developing practitioner attitudes, skills and behaviours. New opportunities for flexible delivery of the BSc:

  • The KUF undergraduate programme can now be purchased or commissioned as standalone modules (or combinations of modules) to meet specific individual or organisational needs through targeted workforce development
  • This KUF provision offers a flexible and responsive model that can be used to underpin service developments, utilising high quality and accredited educational materials
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MSc Framework and Modules

The Masters’ programme, validated by the Open University is designed to meet the professional development needs of people already working in the field, the masters’ programme assumes a good working knowledge of personality disorder, and aims to “develop expertise and enhance practice”. New opportunities for flexible delivery of the MSc:

  • The KUF post-graduate programme can now be purchased or commissioned as standalone modules (or combinations of modules) to meet specific individual or organisational needs through targeted workforce development
  • This KUF provision offers a flexible and responsive model that can be used to underpin service developments, utilising high quality and accredited educational materials
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