Birmingham City University

36 months
720 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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If you have an interest in safeguarding children, young people and adults, then this is the course to develop and advance your skills. Safeguarding  is provided by Birmingham City University.


What's covered in the course?

This course will equip you with an up to date and in-depth knowledge of the legal, ethical, and practical issues which underpin practice in both adult, young people and child safeguarding. You will critically analyse the wider safeguarding agendas with an emphasis on applying theory and learning in order to enhance professional practice. Safeguarding  is provided by Birmingham City University.

You will explore topics such as:

  • The legal, ethical and professional practice issues surrounding safeguarding
  • Contemporary themes and key issues within the current safeguarding agenda
  • Vulnerabilities, thresholds and risk assessment within safeguarding vulnerable people including the ‘toxic trio’
  • Complex multi-agency safeguarding casework and interventions including socio-economic influences, resilience, and the complexities of working with a culturally diverse community
  • Findings and learning from research, serious case reviews, inquiries, reports and literature applied to theory and practice
  • Theories, styles, principles and processes of leadership that impact upon safeguarding

Enhancing your employability

This programme would meet CPD requirements for many staff across all agencies and contribute to a better informed workforce and ‘fill a gap’ in the adult educational market.

The programme fosters inter-agency working – a key safeguarding priority as well as giving students a formal qualification in Safeguarding, enabling them to demonstrate an ability to study safeguarding at Masters level.This course will contribute to your employability for roles with an emphasis on safeguarding, for example lead roles for safeguarding within organisations as well as meeting CPD requirements for staff.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law, Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Beyond Recognition
  • Safeguarding vulnerable people

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will be considered at any time up until the course start date.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need evidence of successful completion of accredited Level 6 study (Degree) or evidence of recent Level 6 study.
  • If you have not studied to level 6 but would benefit from the course and modules you may still apply, as individual applications will be considered on a case by case basis. You may also have completed complex studies equivalent to level 6 study.
  • In some cases you may need to submit a reflective piece of writing on how the course would benefit and progress your professional development and how this would impact on your service/organisation.
  • You may require your manager’s support and funding evidence before enrolment onto the course.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    720 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 720 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.

per 20-credit module


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