University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

The course aims to provide a stimulating and challenging academic and scholarly environment for learners who wish to advance their academic and professional development beyond undergraduate level, through developing specialised knowledge and a critical awareness of issues at the forefront of safeguarding policy and practice. This programme of study is designed to enable health and social care professionals and others in the safeguarding domain to analyse and evaluate the current state of theory, policy and practice in this area. There is a specific emphasis on the UK but with some recourse to international approaches for the purpose of sharing good practice and critical comparison.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via accredited prior learning (APL) procedures.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional values and ethics; critical perspectives in safeguarding and child protection; critical perspectives in safeguarding adults.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Award Full-time - 6 months
Professional Award Part-time - 6 months
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fusehill Street, Carlisle Carlisle CA1 2HH North East

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 606 1144