Course Description

Course Description

The GoodWork Programme in Advanced Professional Practice is a post-graduate course designed for mid-career professionals, and organisational and community leaders. The programme is offered on a part time basis and the participant is expected to continue in their workplace throughout – the content of the programme is your own professional practice. The following diagram illustrates the structure of the programme.

GWA-MDX pathway (title)

Entry Requirements

The standard entry to post-graduate study in the UK is a first degree from a recognised university.  However the formal academic requirements can be waived for participants with a minimum of 5 years professional experience.  Successful completion of the GoodWork Certificate will provide evidence of your ability to work at post-graduate level on registration with a university.


The programme is non-residential and part time.  If possible participants are encouraged to attend a short Induction School.  A series of workshops or webinars and participation in a small learning group from your organisation, locality or specialism are also provided.


Assessment is the process by which individual achievement is measured.  Participants will be informed at the beginning of the programme what they are required to submit for assessment.  There are no examinations – assessment is based entirely on work prepared by the participant in their own time.

Induction School

At the time of enrollment you will be invited to attend a short Induction School.  This will provide you with an opportunity to meet members of the GoodWork Academy staff and other participants in your cohort and understand the approach and requirements of the programme.  If you are not resident in the UK this Induction can be provided online with support from your Programme Advisor.

Programme Adviser

During the Induction School you will be assigned to a Programme Adviser.  Your Programme Adviser will provide personal support on your journey through the programme and will be available by phone, email and occasionally face to face to answer your questions and help you achieve your learning goals.

Learning Group

As a member of a small Learning Group (usually 4-6 people) from your organisation, locality or specialism, you will have an opportunity to share your work with peers, discuss issues that arise in your inquiries, and support one another.

Online Support

The Programme is supported online where you will find comprehensive resources and self-managed learning activities to guide you through the modules.