At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.
Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
8 half days and 2 full days in the classroom. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn
No Partner College
Next cohort: January 2017 - Mondays: January 09, 16, 23; February 06, 20; March 06. From 9am-4pm.
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content
This degree-level module is aimed at practitioners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and child protection issues. It covers a range of topics including the historical, legal and ethical aspects of safeguarding, attachment theories, multi-agency working, types of offenders, rights of the child and a variety of issues that have an impact on the safeguarding of children.
The emphasis of the module is about safeguarding children by working collaboratively with other agencies.
Students may study the module on its own for continuing professional development purposes or as part of a degree course.
The module includes sessions by practitioners from various agencies e.g. police, social care, which enhance the multiprofessional student experience.
Learning Environment & Assessment:
3,000 word written assignment. The subject will be negotiated.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Learning outcome & aims
Core dimensions 1-6
Health and wellbeing 1-8
Information and knowledge 1-3
Industry links & professional accreditation
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.
Fees & Funding
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.