Taught course

Child Protection

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

You should normally hold an Ordinary bachelor's degree, although those with significant practice experience will be considered for entry.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Child Protection recognises the increasingly high-profile nature of child protection issues requiring an integrated multi-agency service response. It is for practitioners working in settings such as:

  • health
  • police
  • social work
  • education
  • voluntary third sector

This programme has been developed in the context of contemporary policy and practice developments relating to children’s protection and well-being in Scotland.

Protecting our children is at the very heart of society and the individuals and teams who carry out these rewarding and challenging roles make a vital contribution to the safety and well-being of present and future generations. This PgCert will enhance your existing knowledge and understanding of the theory and evidence base that informs contemporary practice. In addition, it can prepare you for a more senior specialist career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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