12 months
867 GBP/module
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If you’re a professional working in the fields of social work and social care then the Professional Development and Practice course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers you the ideal opportunity to enhance your knowledge and advance your career.

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This Professional Development and Practice course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is especially suited for social work and social care practitioners working in child, adult and mental health care. It’s also a great development opportunity for anyone working in areas such as youth offending services (YOS), homeless services, domestic violence, learning disabilities and substance misuse.

Why study with us

On this course you’ll be encouraged to critically reflect on and review your professional development with a view to enhancing your performance and service delivery.

We’ll provide you with learning opportunities to explore complex challenges, current issues and new evidence-based practice research

Future careers

Completion of this course will enable you to advance your career across the social care and social work professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Reflection on Professional Learning and Development
  • Management Coaching Skills
  • Collaborative Research with Children and Young People
  • Social Research
  • Childhood in Law and Welfare
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Theorising Childhood and Adolescence

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round.


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60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from reputable university.
  • GPA 2.6/4 = 2:2.
  • GPA 3.2/4 – 2:1.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    867 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 867 GBP per module during 12 months.

Per 20 credits 

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.


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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