Cutting Edge Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

We believe that children, young people and families most benefit from those services designed, managed and delivered by a professional workforce.

Whether you’re looking to develop entry-level training or to support colleagues to obtain advanced CPD, the centre can support you in responding to changing workforce development needs.

Working together, we can design training at the cutting edge, drawing on local, national and international research and best practice.

Please contact us to discuss your workforce training needs.

Postgraduate Research Degrees

A Research Degree (MPhil / PhD) enables you to pursue an original area of study either as a full-time or part-time student. You’ll work with a dedicated specialist supervisory team and have become a full member of the centre’s academic community. Contact us to find out more.

NTU’s Professional Doctorate in Social Practice has been designed to provide those with busy working lives the opportunity to complete a single research project that is developed in stages. Contact us to find out more.

Courses at undergraduate and Masters level

NTU has a long history of providing research rich, practice-based courses for people working in the broad area of children, young people and families. Some of our courses are listed below, but please get in touch to discuss your own career development options.

Social Work, Health and Wellbeing



Crime and Society

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