University of Bolton

University of Bolton

Safeguarding and Promoting Children's Welfare

Through study on this course students' professional knowledge, skills and confidence in respect of safeguarding and promoting children's welfare is extended; attributes that enable students to extend professional practice in their field are developed such as critical thinking, critical policy analysis, evaluation, synthesis and application based on theory and evidence; students are then able to deal with complex issues whilst questioning and redefining ways of working to move professional practice forward.

Entry requirements

All applicants are interviewed by the programme leader and should have 1 of the following; Lower 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in any subject, and relevant (paid or unpaid) experience; non-standard entry qualifications are considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Safeguarding children (20 credits); child care law in practice (20 credits); professionalism in context (20 credits); plus either researching needs, rights and responsibilities (20 credits); or principles and concepts in research design (20 credits); plus dissertation; plus at least 1 option from: child public health (20 credits); collaborative working for health improvement (20 credits); consultancy in action (20 credits); critical evaluation of evidence and practice (20 credits); family centred health and social care (20 credits); integrated care delivery for long term conditions (20 credits); introduction to demography and epidemiology (20 credits); leading and managing in context (20 credits); leading and managing people (20 credits); leading health promotion practice (20 credits); leading service evaluation and improvement (20 credits); managing and commissioning for performance (20 credits); negotiated learning (20 credits); preparation for mentorship (20 credits); strategy, marketing and commissioning (20 credits).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bolton Bolton BL3 5AB North West

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