January 2023

Safeguarding - PG Cert

Postgraduate, Postgraduate Certificate, January 2023

Newman offers you the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge, understanding and skills of professional practice by developing and implementing systematic professional enquiry and reflective practice around a range of concepts and theories relevant to working with children, young people and families provision.

Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Safeguarding will enable you to continue onto a full MA via undertaking a further 30 credit module of your choice – from the MA Education (Safeguarding) module choices –  and the compulsory Research Methods module, followed by the final dissertation.

You will study the course part-time over 12 months which will provide you with the flexibility to combine employment (if relevant) and placements (if relevant) with study. Taught sessions will be based at Newman.

The PG cert comprises of 2 modules with one module being taught each semester on one evening per week with approximately 10 sessions per module.

You will experience a range of assessments in the form of reflective accounts, presentations and essays related to practice in the field of safeguarding

For further information about the MA Education click here.

For further information regarding a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master’s study click here.

Newman University is located in Britain’s second city – Birmingham. With one of the youngest city populations in Europe, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to study.

Studying at Newman University, you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in, or commuting to peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.

Dining out

Birmingham has lots of wonderful places to dine out with a range of different cuisines. Places where you can dine out include; Brindley Place, Mailbox and Hagley Road (just 10 minutes’ from Newman).

Entertainment

Whether you like to go to; the theatre, gigs or clubs, or enjoy: sports, shopping visiting art galleries or exhibitions – Birmingham will not disappoint and you will be spoilt for choice!

Location

Getting around Birmingham is easy via train, bus or by car. Birmingham has excellent transport links to the rest of Britain, making it easy for those weekend getaways!

Why not explore the city for yourself by visiting one of our Open Days?

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Entry Requirements

An Honours degree in a relevant subject area from a UK university or an overseas university agreed by NARIC as equivalent and subject to IELTS and EU requirements. Consideration will be given to students with lower level qualifications who have a relevant range of professional experience. Professional experience that equates to degree level will be considered by the Course Co-ordinator. If some non-graduates are to be considered pre entry tasks will be considered and used at the co-ordinator’s discretion.

International Students

Newman University is not licenced by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.

If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form
International Students
The University is not licensed by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.

If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

Course Fees

2022/23
Course fee UK Students – £2,000
N.B. A minimum of 60 credits are required to complete the post graduate certificate.

Course fees for 2023/24 are to be confirmed and will be available on publication by the University.

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Please be aware that, as with any course, there may be changes to the modules delivered, for information view our Changes to Programmes of Module Changes page.

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

  1. This module seeks to develop students understanding of the context in which safeguarding takes place and links this to debates around the appropriateness and effectiveness of policy and practice. In doing this, students will explore concepts of vulnerability and risk and how they affect working practices as well as critically evaluating the current policy context.
  2. This module seeks to develop student understandings of the historical, philosophical, sociological, legal and political perspectives surrounding vulnerable adults, youth and children. It will include an overview and critique of dominant perspectives both domestically and internationally, around Voices, Rights and Representations and use this as a basis for the evaluation of policy and practice issues.