Volunteering and Safety Management Cert

Volunteering and Safety Management Cert
This certificate forms part of the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership portfolio of Continuous Professional Development for the Public, Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector. The aim and objectives of the course are to:
  • Prepare the student for intensive work on a volunteering project within the community
  • To understand the ethics of volunteering and community project work
  • To develop an awareness of health and safety issues and responsibility towards yourself and others
  • To develop an underpinning knowledge of legislation relating to health and safety, child protection, race and ethnicity, and disability
  • To develop skills for dealing with an emergency on a placement
  • To cover basic first aid through St John Ambulance or equivalent.


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Entry and Admissions

Award Type:


Ancillary Award:




Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

One semester


School of Social Work, Care and Community

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

September start for Preston

Entry Requirements:

You will be expected to have volunteering and community action experience and to be able to demonstrate via interview and portfolio that you can benefit from Higher Education. You may be asked to complete a short essay.

Course Content

Course Outline:
During the course of the certificate you will learn about the following topics and put them into a practical context:
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Child Protection
  • The Ethics of Volunteering
  • Disability Awareness
  • First Aid Training
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Discrimination
  • Dealing with Difficult Situations Effectively

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Assessment is via role play, portfolio and coursework.

Academic Expertise

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

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

St John's Ambulance.

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.

Graduate Careers

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.


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Progression Routes

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

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply


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