Change for children: essentials for all those working with children and young people, NU3253 Short Course

Change for children: essentials for all those working with children and young people, NU3253 Short Course
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

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

12 x 3-hour sessions over 12 weeks. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Next cohort: January 2016 - Online Chatroom sessions: Mondays - Jan 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Mar 7, 14, 21; Apr 4. From 4.30pm-6pm.

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course Content

Course Outline:
(20 credits at level 6)

This module is for all practitioners who work with children and young people. The module will facilitate practitioners to increase knowledge and understanding and to develop their practice in the common core knowledge and skills necessary for working with children, young people and their families. The module addresses fundamental topics, for example:

  • Child growth and development
  • Children and young people’s rights
  • Legislation, health and social policy affecting children and young people and guiding practice
  • Contemporary health and social concerns and needs of children and young people.

The module utilises a range of different, creative activities to support study and learning, for example making use of children's literature and media to study child growth and development. Whilst undertaking the module, students explore and evaluate issues that influence and shape their practice in working with children and young people. Students create a ‘portrait of practice’ to evaluate their service to children and young people. The module will facilitate practitioners to develop knowledge and skills to support the children and young people they work with in achieving their full potential.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

A four part assessment consisting of a review of children’s literature, a portrait of practice, annotated bibliography and evaluation of how children are valued in practice.

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

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 1-5

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-2

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.

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

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Non-standard part-time fee of £760 per 20 credits studied

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

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

Or, if appropriate, via CPD-Apply:

For further information:

Course information

Debi Spencer, Senior Lecturer 01772 894584

Valerie Denieul, Lecturer 01772 893781

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839