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Safeguarding Children and Young People University Certificate in Continuing Education

This module aims to provide you with a detailed understanding of safeguarding in an educational setting. It covers the legislative and policy background to safeguarding focusing on key aspects of child protection and child well-being considering the influence of the rights of these individuals.


8 weeks


Course overview

This is a 20 credit module at level 5.

The award is delivered at Stockton Riverside College, one of Teesside University’s partnership colleges.

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Course details

What you study

Current policies and legislative frameworks for safeguarding procedures • Prevent agenda and Fundamental British Values • Understanding child abuse and its social context • Recognising and dealing with action on safeguarding issues • Managing safeguarding in the educational setting • Ethics within safeguarding legislation which underpins practice in a range of different contexts

How you learn

You will learn through the delivery of lectures and seminars, through group work, independent study and 1:1 tutorials with your tutor.

How you are assessed

This module will be assessed through the completion of a training pack to support the delivery of safeguarding training to professionals working with children and young people equivalent to 3,000 words.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

For this particular course, there may be a need/requirement for students to undertake an occupational health/work based risk assessment check. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism spectrum condition, sensory impairment or medical condition that may require reasonable adjustments during an external placement or in the university or in a clinical practice area, this must be declared as part of the enrolment process. If you are unsure you can contact the relevant admissions or course tutor for guidance.



2023/24 entry

  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Level: Degree
  • Credits: 20

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