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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Part-time: One Year

  • Course Type


  • Last Updated

    25 January 2018

Course content

The course provides you with a thorough grounding in the theory, evidence base and practice of investigating serious case incidents as part of your senior role within your organisation. You will develop your understanding and knowledge of the legislation, procedures and guidance underpinning professional investigations of serious incidents.

You will develop your skills and expertise in terms of using a systematic process to undertake investigations and consider how you will apply these within your own practice and work environments. 


The course will be delivered at the UCLan campus in Preston. The course will be delivered in blocks of up to three days over the academic year.



  • Investigating serious incidents 
  • Applied skills in investigations 
  • Initiated practice project

Please see further information about the course below.


As the only University accredited course in the UK which helps to prepare people in the investigation of serious untoward incidents, you’ll develop skills in the investigation of serious untoward incidents using a systematic methodology. The course takes you through the stages of the investigation process using a systematic approach, including information gathering; interviewing; analysing data through to the writing of a final report suitable for publication.

Visit the Investigating Serious Incidents - PGCert page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!




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