PgCertApplied Public Policy: Children and Young Peoples Services



This course is designed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to
specialise in working with children and young people, and is aimed at
professions such as social work, youth work, education and related
children and family services. Armed with a good postgraduate degree,
students can expect to be promoted to managerial roles or have the
opportunity to be recruited into other senior roles within their
profession. Graduates will be able to secure employment in a range of
positions within service delivery for children and young people across
all sectors.

During this course you will:

  • Work within the Department of Applied Social Studies, offering
    unique awards in social work, youth work and child and adolescent
  • Benefit from the department’s particular expertise in children’s
    services, youth work and youth crime and justice. It has gained a
    national and international reputation for its research and scholarship
    within the Institute of Applied Social Research (IASR)
  • Develop key research and analytical skills vital for your
    professions, effectively enhancing your expertise in issues relating
    to children’s and young people’s services

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Critical issues in the delivery of services to children, young
    people and families
  • Conceptual frameworks – theories shaping public policy for
    children’s and young people’s services
  • Models and methods of social investigation
  • Dissertation

You can also choose from the following option units:

  • Young people and illicit drug use in the UK
  • Socially excluded young people, education, training and employment
  • Youth justice: current issues and critical perspectives
  • Violent youth crime and group offending
  • The trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and young
  • Young people’s participation


Apply now! Fall 2017
Application start
1 Sep 2016
Application deadline
1 Sep 2016 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
2 Sep 2017