Child Protection, Postgraduate Certificate | Part time | University of the West of Scotland | Ayr, United Kingdom
12 months
2465 GBP/module
1610 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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Child Protection degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland recognises the continued high-profile of protecting children in Scotland and the importance and value of an integrated approach to recognising and responding to the needs of children and young people.  


Child Protection degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland has been developed in the context of contemporary policy and practice developments relating to children’s protection and wellbeing in Scotland.

This programme has been designed to create an opportunity for inter-professional learning for those working in health, police, social work, education, the third sector and other related settings to enhance their knowledge of contemporary child protection theory that informs best practice. 


You will be equipped to take on specialist child protection roles or be promoted to senior child protection roles within your agency such as:

  • nurse consultant
  • social work team manager
  • child protection lead officer
  • child protection advisor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Protection in Context 
  • Protecting Children 
  • Child Protection Practice
  • Children's Rights
  • Policy
  • Practice Issues 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have a degree, although those with significant practice experience will be considered for entry.
  • All applicants must be able to draw from current practice experience in order to meet the PgCert’s assessment requirements. The Course Leader can provide more information prior to submitting an application.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2465 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2465 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • National

    1610 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1610 GBP per module during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 1,000£  

Cost per 20-credit module of study


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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