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Specialist Child Care Practice PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Childcare Skills Children / Youth (Social Work)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Child Care Practice offers a valuable development opportunity for professionals who care for children and young people.

As a practitioner in the challenging arena of specialist child care practice, it’s essential that you get the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge. This course will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of current issues and new evidence-based practice research so that you can bring about positive change in your workplace.

Working with children is endlessly rewarding and challenging. By continually developing your skills, you’ll be equipped to deliver services of the highest quality to service users and carers.

Why study with us

  • Building on your professional experience, you’ll develop your skills and knowledge in a way that meets relevant CPD standards and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements for renewing your registration.
  • You’ll critically reflect on your professional development to bring about better performance and service delivery.


Designed for newly qualified social workers, this module will allow you to consolidate your social work knowledge, skills and values in your specialist area of practice. You'll critically reflect on and review your development to facilitate enhanced performance and service delivery.

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. Applicants will normally be practitioners in an area of social care or social work.

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