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This course is designed to improve your understanding of safeguarding and the complexities of working in this challenging field. This course draws upon critical, liberal, feminist and human rights perspectives, while being firmly rooted in practice elements within the sector. Read more
This course is designed to improve your understanding of safeguarding and the complexities of working in this challenging field.

This course draws upon critical, liberal, feminist and human rights perspectives, while being firmly rooted in practice elements within the sector. Throughout the programme there will be an emphasis on work-based projects connected to your place of employment (or purported/desired place of employment).

You will be encouraged to develop an ecological understanding of social behaviour and experience, which focuses less on individual factors than other perspectives and, instead, draws attention to the social causes of abuse and identification of risk indicators.

Content is influenced by the areas of expertise of the lecturing staff in the social work, policing and community health teams and covers a range of optional areas of study including disability, victimisation and health.


Course content
Stage one (PGCert)
• Comparative Safeguarding Studies
• Critical Practice in Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding.

Stage two (PGDip)

Core Modules
• Research Methods

Optional modules (one from the following)

• Understanding Violence and Victims
• Understanding the Changing World
• Disability, Citizenship and Society
• Psychosocial Perspectives on Health
• Perspectives of Childhood
• Contemporary Issues in Childhood
• Challenges in childhood
• Public Policy
• Governance in Public Service
• Leading Teams in Multi-agency Settings
• Individuals and Communities.

Stage three (MSc) – one from the following
• Empirical Dissertation
• Problem-based Dissertation
• Publishable Dissertation.

This programme is designed to be flexible, with blended-learning methods being used on some of the modules.

For Fee information see our course page below.

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This BABCP accredited course will develop and hone your cognitive behavioural therapy skills, enabling you to genuinely make a difference to people’s lives. Read more
This BABCP accredited course will develop and hone your cognitive behavioural therapy skills, enabling you to genuinely make a difference to people’s lives.

This course is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) at level two. The programme is delivered by accredited and practicing cognitive behavioural therapists who are supported by guest lecturers who provide specialist workshops.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective evidence based approach that is recommended in the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines as the treatment of choice for a wide range of mental health presentations. Trainees will learn to work with common mental health problems, such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression, progressing through their training to the treatment of more complex cases.

This training meets the requirements of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) minimum training standards. Upon completion of the MSc or PGDip graduates can apply for provisional accreditation with the BABCP.

Course content
All modules are compulsory.

Stage one (PGCert)

• CBT Theory and Practice
• CBT Practitioner Skills
• Professional and Ethical Issues
• Supervised Practice.

Stage two (PGDip)

• CBT Research methods
• CBT Advanced Theory and Practice
• CBT Advanced Skills
• Supervised Practice.

Stage three (MSc)
• Dissertation

On successful completion you will receive the relevant award for your highest achievement: PGCert, PGDip and MSc respectively.

For Fee information see our course page below.

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This course combines disciplines in the study of health, exercise and wellbeing. It's research-focuses approach provides cutting-edge knwoledge for its practitioners. Read more
This course combines disciplines in the study of health, exercise and wellbeing. It's research-focuses approach provides cutting-edge knwoledge for its practitioners.

It has been developed with a range of helth and exercise specialists to address the needs of the contemporary workforce. Issues will be explored around health and wellbeing, sports science, nutrition, applied social sciences, public health policy and health sciences.

The course has been developed with a range of health and exercise specialists to address the needs of the contemporary workforce.

The course adopts a modular structure which is connected to the work-related needs of students.

There are opportunities for you to gain on site gym experience as well as gaining industry-related awards within the nutrition module of the course.

Course content

Stage one (PGCert)
• Bio-Psychosocial influences on Health, Exercise and Wellbeing
• Enabling Health and Wellbeing.

Stage two (PGDip)
• Current Issues in Health, Exercise, Wellbeing and Communities
• Nutrition for Health, Exercise and Wellbeing or Developing and Maintaining Relationships in Health and Exercise.

Stage three (MSc)
• Research Methods
• Dissertation

On successful completion of each of the three stages you will receive the relevant award: PGCert, PGDip and MSc, respectively.

For Fee information see our course page below.

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Social workers are the advisers, advocates, and counsellors for the vulnerable and troubled members of society. As a social worker you'll be aware of the impact of social issues including poverty, deprivation and inclusivity. Read more
Social workers are the advisers, advocates, and counsellors for the vulnerable and troubled members of society. As a social worker you'll be aware of the impact of social issues including poverty, deprivation and inclusivity. Working towards solutions and managing individual's unique problems, social workers strive to improve the quality of life for others.

We've made sure that our course covers the standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) so you can apply for registration as a social worker straight after the course.

The course combines classroom theory with real-life practice. You'll gain hands on experience working alongside current social workers. They'll be able to guide you, offer you advice and prepare you for your career.

Once qualified, you can work within a range of settings including local authorities, hospitals, and voluntary services for drug and alcohol users or youth justice services.

It includes a range of academic learning and involves work with a variety of service user groups. In the second year, you will be required to undertake a piece of primary research for your dissertation.

For Fee information see our course page below.

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