Taught course

Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding PGCert

University of Worcester · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

The course seeks to recruit practitioners, professionals, volunteers or those with significant interest in current safeguarding protection practices and challenges, reflecting the needs of a diverse student group. There is no requirement for applicants to be in relevant work or to have the support of their employer. Nor is there a need to have an undergraduate BA (hons) degree to apply successfully for this postgraduate certificate. Instead, applications will be assessed based on the application form and essay that is detailed here.

Applications are submitted directly to the University using the online application process available from the University website. Applicants are also required to submit a critical reflective essay as part of the application process.
For full details please see the University website.

Months of entry


Course content

This new and exciting course breaks new ground. Its purpose is to find innovative ways to safeguard people’s wellbeing from childhood to adulthood. It brings together students working in health, education, social care, housing, sports and community organisations and across people’s life course, from antenatal care to the care of our older populations, and those keen to be change-makers in these fields.

The course encourages students to consider the implications for their organisation’s learning and service delivery. It develops students’ leadership of culture change by supporting them to integrate research, by pooling expertise, real-life experience and reflection.
Key features
  • The course is made up of two mandatory modules and takes two years. You will take one module each year. The course’s flexible-and-distributed delivery enables you to learn while also striking a manageable work, life and study balance. It is designed with the busy professional in mind.
  • You do not necessarily need an undergraduate degree to apply successfully. Details about admissions and applications are provided below.
  • Independent online learning is blended with twilight discussion and debate. This allows you the independence of managing your own time and energy while also developing professional and social networks through our regular face-to-face discussions.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions office
01905 855111