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Professional Development & Practice PGCert

Professional Development & Practice PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Social Work Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary

If you’re a professional working in the fields of social work and social care then our Professional Development and Practice course offers you the ideal opportunity to enhance your knowledge and advance your career.

This course is especially suited for social work and social care practitioners working in child, adult and mental health care. It’s also a great development opportunity for anyone working in areas such as youth offending services (YOS), homeless services, domestic violence, learning disabilities and substance misuse.

If you’re a social worker, this course will provide evidence of your learning in order to meet The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements for renewing your registration.

We also recommend this course as a valuable continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity for non-social work qualified staff who are looking to advance their careers.

Why study with us

  • On this course you’ll be encouraged to critically reflect on and review your professional development with a view to enhancing your performance and service delivery.
  • We’ll provide you with learning opportunities to explore complex challenges, current issues and new evidence-based practice research

Future careers

Completion of this course will enable you to advance your career across the social care and social work professions.


This module will develop your knowledge and analytical skills for your Continuing Professional Development. You will reflect on your ability and develop lifelong learning skills by looking at past, current, and future critical perspectives.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£785 per 20 credits

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Non Lab-Based: £13,500; Lab-Based: £14,500. It is a guide for part-time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

2.2 or above in a relevant subject.

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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