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Advanced Community Justice PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Community Work Law / Legal Studies Crime Prevention

Course type


Course Summary

This award develops a pathway specific for practitioners working in the area of community justice and provides an opportunity for them to work towards a specified qualification at postgraduate level. The course will be of interest to professionals within the community justice sector, including Probation Officers, Youth Justice Workers, Workers in Drug and Alcohol Agencies, Crime Prevention Officers, Victims of Crime Support Workers, members of police and prison services and other related fields. The course will enhance the opportunity for practitioners to develop and research specialist areas and to equip themselves for management or strategic management roles. The overarching teaching and learning strategy will enable students to develop cognitive skills which are appropriate to independent learning and postgraduate study. A range of assessment methods will include essays, presentations, case studies, practice observation, reflective writing, practice portfolios, and personal development files. Students who are enrolled with the School of Social Work, Care and Community may be eligible for international travel opportunities relevant to their study. On successful completion of this award students can progress to PGDip/MA awards as part of their CPD.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Responding to Contemporary Issues in Community Justice (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£725 per 20 credits studied

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 need a first degree at 2.2 or above in a relevant subject, but non-standard entrants with suitable experience in social care and evidence of recent study will be considered.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.3% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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