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Neurodevelopmental Conditions PG Cert

Neurodevelopmental Conditions PG Cert

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Study mode

Part time


6 months

Start date


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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

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Course type


Course Summary

A course designed and delivered by staff working in this speciality for all allied health and social care staff.

Course overview

The overarching aim of this course is to enable students to gain in-depth knowledge of current thinking and practices in neurodevelopmental conditions to incorporate directly into health and social care practice. This course will be delivered by current interdisciplinary practitioners and specialist academic staff.

This course has been designed by senior clinicians at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust (CWP) and the Centre for Autism, Neuro-Developmental Disorders and Intellectual Disability (CANDDID) and the University of Chester.

Why study this course with us?

The course offers an opportunity for experienced interdisciplinary staff to study for a qualification that directly benefits themselves, their working practice, persons who they care for, and perhaps meet your employer’s minimum educational requirements.

Job prospects

This course will largely appeal to those working clinical health and social care settings. It will enhance their professional portfolio towards senior posts; whist at the same time may be undertaken by staff in senior positions that do not have higher qualifications.

This course may be undertaken by other registered professionals, which could include doctors and nurses for example. Students must work with persons with intellectual conditions/ issues relevant to this speciality. We anticipate that the majority of students on this course will be NHS staff, but did not want to exclude other health professionals in the UK.

Health professionals need to continually seek ways to improve their career prospects in an increasingly competitive job market where a postgraduate qualification is often now deemed essential.


This module includes the following topics: Mental Health Act [1983] as Amended, Mental Capacity Act [2005], Consent to Treatment for all age ranges, English Legal Research, Deprivations of liberty and safeguards, Case law and Statutes, Ethics, law and professional practic.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Students should primarily be working in a mental health setting, have a minimum 2.2 degree classification in a health related subject (or equivalent), and must be a recognised / registered health or allied health care professional. We accept that that you may not have studied for some time or may not have a degree, contact Professors Steve Jones or Sujeet Jaydeoakar to explore other options for admission to the PGCert.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more

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