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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Child Protection

Course type


Course Summary

Safeguarding children is a high profile area of work, where decision making carries a high order of risk for children, their families and those who engage with them. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of child protection work and be able to demonstrate effective, evidence based skills with our PG Certificate (PG Cert) in Safeguarding Children.

This demanding and rewarding course is an opportunity for continuing personal and professional development where you’ll be encouraged to challenge assumptions about children and their lives, and the practices, policies, services and legislation that surround them.

Why study with us

  • You’ll be equipped with knowledge that will help you to critically evaluate past and current safeguarding policy and practice in children’s and young people’s services, early years, education, social work and care and health and community work.
  • You’ll also be able to generate new ideas and approaches to safeguarding policy and practice when working with children and young people.

Future careers

The PG Certificate (PG Cert) in Safeguarding Children course was developed to support practitioners and others whose work or research interests lie in a wide range of services for children, young people, their parents or carers.


SW4085:Theorising Childhood and Adolescence - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£867 per 20 credits

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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