Taught course

Adult Services, Support and Protection

University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Students generally hold a relevant professional qualification and are working in adult health and/or social services. Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately can not accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a post-qualifying course for professionals working in adult health and social services. The Certificate comprises two stand-alone modules which can be taken in either order.
Citizenship, Self Determination and Support Services (COMPA1) provides a critical overview of contemporary policy and practice debates in adult health and social care, including individualised budgets, self-directed support and integration. The module explores key issues of personalisation and citizenship, choice and equity, autonomy and protection.
Supporting and Protecting Adults at Risk of Harm (COMPA2) addresses current issues related to working with adults assessed as being at risk of harm. It covers relevant legal and policy developments in the arena of adult protection, along with risk and vulnerability, power and participation, assessment, decision-making and compulsory measures of intervention.

Information for international students

•IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill •Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C •Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B •Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component •IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Frances Patterson
01786 466305