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PgCert Health and Social Care

University of Bolton

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you’re a healthcare professional looking for flexible postgraduate study that fits in with your busy working schedule, our Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Care could give you the opportunity to learn more about your specific areas of interest in bite-size amounts.

Course Details

This course is designed to help you identify and lead your own professional development within your health or social care career. The modular structure of our Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Care allows you to personalise the programme to your specific interests, working on a module-by-module basis for maximum flexibility. You’ll study one compulsory module that is focused on developing analytical skills for professional practice, and move on to modules of your choosing in areas like safeguarding, clinical diagnostics and dementia care.

Studying the theory of your chosen subjects, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a broader awareness of current issues within health and social care practice; researching themes in depth, developing evidence-based concepts, and working in our advanced Clinical Simulation Suite. Alongside your core studies, you’ll also be able to focus on developing transferable skills such as problem solving, leadership and teamwork, and build your abilities in information and communication technology.

The course is designed to help you achieve your potential and enjoy your work. By encouraging you to reflect on your performance and take charge of your own development, we aim to help you advance your career in health and social care.

Career opportunities

The University of Bolton's Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Care examines health in its broad context and investigates contemporary health issues. There is a growing demand for health and social care workers who are not restricted by boundaries and can work flexibly to accommodate the increasingly complex health and social care needs of individuals, families and communities.

This course aims to develop your analytical and critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills, IT skills, research and data analysis skills. It's also designed to enhance your ability to work independently and in a team, improve your leadership and management skills, and give you the confidence to progress your career into more challenging senior roles.

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University information

University of Bolton

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  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 83 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    64 37%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%



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