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Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Wellbeing PGCert

Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Wellbeing PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Child Development (Education) Child Protection

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to provide up-to-date skills and knowledge for health and social care professionals from a range of relevant backgrounds, such as nursing, mental health and local authority staff, midwives and support workers. We work collaboratively with NHS North West and other NHS organisations to deliver a comprehensive programme that covers topics such as child care law, child protection, safeguarding, and issues that relate to child and family health and wellbeing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop professional knowledge, skills and confidence through critical thinking, policy analysis, problem solving, teamwork and leadership exercises, working on your theoretical understanding in lessons and applying this knowledge in practice with a focus on user and carer needs and experiences. To fit around your personal or professional circumstances, this course can be completed in single, stand-alone professional development modules at level HE7 or as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s programme.

Course Highlights: The part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Safeguarding and Promoting Child Wellbeing is a modular course, allowing for flexibility of study to fit around your commitments; You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from the programme’s strong strategic partnerships with local NHS organisations; Lessons are taught by experienced healthcare professionals and service users; On successful completion of this course, you’ll be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Safeguarding and Promoting Child Wellbeing. Key Features: Our dedicated academic team brings extensive health and social care experience to the course content. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, they’re also currently engaged in highly relevant research, which means they can add valuable context and insight to your learning; We review the course curriculum regularly to ensure we include and apply contemporary theories; We offer free study skills sessions to help you achieve your full potential.

Career Opportunities: The Postgraduate Certificate in Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Wellbeing is for all professionals who work with children and families in a health, social care or a public context. As well as enhancing your own professional development, this course is designed to help you to guide and support others in your profession in respect of their roles and responsibilities. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, midwives, health visitors, teachers, the police, workers in children’s services and representatives from the voluntary sector. As a graduate, you’ll possess a wide range of skills such as communication, interdisciplinary team work, problem solving, and research skills. The course focuses on helping you learn to apply your skills to practical scenarios.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are expected to have successfully completed an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have appropriate work experience. If they have a relevant professional qualification and/or substantial experience in a relevant field of practice, then we’ll be happy to consider your application.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing a quality education. Situated on a modern friendly campus near the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who have ranked the University as No.1 for student satisfaction in the North West, Complete University Guide 2020. Many of our Postgraduate courses are professionally accredited. Postgraduate study is challenging,...more