School of Social Work, Care and Community

  • Centre for CPD

    Social Work, Care & Community

The centre is founded on our high academic standards, strong values and ethics of social work and social care practice.

We aim to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for practitioners across many agencies in the UK. To achieve this we offer a range of study options which have been designed to be flexible and dynamic whilst also meeting the needs of a broad workforce in a changing and complex environment.

All of the CPD content is structured with the busy practitioner in mind and offers blended learning approaches alongside traditional learning environments. You can access individual CPD events and modules or go straight for one of the target award courses.

If you have any enquires please contact the team on 01772 894361 / 893408 or email

Phil O'Hare - Academic Lead, Kate Moss - CPD Programme Administrator, Olivia Murphy - CPD Project Administrator

Keep Up to Date with What we Offer
Please feel free to print a copy of our brochure to share with your colleagues, but in order to be aware of the latest offering make sure you check the webpage because additions will be made throughout the year. To be informed directly of future/additional CPD options, please email and request to be added to our mailing list.

You can also follow us on Twitter @UCLanSWCC_CPD



A variety of short events have been designed to help you reach your CPD requirements and personal development. A certificate of attendance will be provided to evidence completion of the CPD study.

A range of modules can be accessed to enhance your knowledge, develop skills and further your CPD. Credits can be gained on a standalone modular basis or used to achieve one of the CPD target awards.

There are 7 different Postgraduate Certificates available. Most of these can be completed within 1 – 2 years.

On successful completion of any of the Postgraduate Certificates you can progress on to the PGDip Professional Development and Practice. This consists of 3 modules and can be completed within 1 – 2 years.

On successful completion of the PGDip Professional Development and Practice you can undertake the MA Professional Development and Practice. For this you would complete the Dissertation module (SW4037) within 1 – 2 years.

In addition to the events, modules and courses available, the Centre for CPD is also able to offer onsite and bespoke training in many subject areas.


All our modules below can either be accessed individually or are packaged together to enable you to work towards one of the target awards on a ‘step on, step off’ basis. Please contact the team to discuss your options, the best combination of modules and course timeframes at any point in the process.


The Centre for CPD awards comprise of 7 Post Graduate Certificates to choose from with the options for further study on to the Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree. Please follow the links below to find out more information on these including; content, module options, learning environment and assessment, entry requirements and booking instructions:

On successful completion of any of these Post Graduate Certificates you can progress to the PG Diploma Professional Development & Practice leading to the option to undertake the Masters Degree in Professional Development & Practice

Bespoke Training

In addition to the events, modules and courses available, the Centre for CPD is also able to offer onsite and bespoke training in many subject areas. We have a large staff team of academics and researchers and therefore have contemporary expertise in social work and social care to deliver high quality bespoke training to meet workforce training needs where and when you need it.

Examples of training topics include, but are not limited to:

• Social Media and Social Work practice
• The emotionally resilient practitioner
• Supervision and leadership
• Risk assessment and risk management
• Managing and recording professional development to meet HCPC and PCF requirements
• Return to Social Work
• Personalisation and Mental Health
• End of Life Care
• AMHP/ BIA refresher training

Please complete the Training Request Form and return it to so that we can consider your requirements. Alternatively please call to discuss your requirements on 01772 894361/893408.