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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Southwark Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary


This course seeks to seeks to produce practitioners who embody good practice, are clinical leaders and advocates for older people and their carers. It will develop your skills with a view to not only producing excellence in care but flexibility and self-confidence in the practitioner.

The need for the further development of appropriate skills, competencies and attitudes in caring for older people has been widely recognised. Changing demographics, treatments, technology and expectations are all powerfully influencing the development of older people’s care as a specialty.

This course sees the care of older people as collaborative and inter-disciplinary with a positive view towards the possibilities of longer, healthier lives and the need to address those matters of ill health, which can threaten the quality of later life. Within the course we will therefore place interdisciplinary practice in all modules as the primary model of care.

The values of compassion, dignity and empathy are central to all teaching and we will work with you in a way that emphasises these values and allows them to permeate your professional development. We view patient care as collaborative; working alongside older people and their families with an approach that embraces the complexity of care and jointly developing solutions to these complexities.


Students undertaking this module are already employed within the field of health and social care. A major focus of this module therefore, is the enhancement of existing knowledge, skills and the development of new ones appropriate to their current and future employment status. It is expected that students will do two things: learn from good practice examples of their peers and develop an enriched critical understanding of these skills to enhance their practice and that of their colleagues.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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London South Bank University

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  • Campus address

    London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, Southwark, SE1 0AA, England

The London advantage: LSBU is in the heart of the action in the most diverse city in the world, with accommodation on campus.
Major investment in LBSU’s London campus has delivered unique and modern facilities to improve students’ learning experience.
Employability focused. With a careers support and a Jobshop on campus, students can get expert advice and a head start on their career.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    127 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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