Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Investigating Serious Incidents

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

12 months
13500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Investigating Serious Incidents programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory, evidence base and practice of investigating serious case incidents as part of a senior role within your organisation.

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This Investigating Serious Incidents programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCL) is ideal if your current professional role involves investigating serious incidents to understand why they occurred.

As you progress through this course you’ll enhance your understanding and knowledge of the legislation, procedures and guidance underpinning professional investigations of serious incidents.

You’ll develop your skills and expertise in terms of using a systematic process to undertake investigations and considering how to apply this within your own practice and work environments.

Why study with us

This is the only University-accredited course in the UK which helps to prepare people in the investigation of serious untoward incidents.

Course content is delivered by experts in the field of Serious Incident Investigation, from clinical and legal backgrounds.

The course includes the perspectives of the families affected by serious incidents in mental health care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Student Initiated Practice Development
  • App Skil & Expertise for SII
  • Investigating Serious Incidents

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Working in an area where there are incidents which require investigating to understand why they occurred
  • Previous level 6 study is preferable, but experience and role will be considered in the context of the application

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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