1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 12,682
GBP 9,000
Foreign students
USD 18,164
GBP 12,890
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Certificate in Person Centred Support is part of our suite of programmes designed specifically for those who provide community and school-based services, such as home leaders, peripatetic team leaders, instructors, community support staff, special educational needs teachers and teaching assistants.

Consisting of Stage 1 of the BSc (Hons) degree in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, this programme is of particular interest to staff leading small groups of supporters in supported living/residential care, instructors in day or employment services, nurses or other professional staff, teachers and family carers.

You take five compulsory modules covering person-centred values and support; choice, well-being and communication; and supporting participation and independence. You also take an academic development module and a work-based module focusing on person-centred support.

Entry Requirements

  • A level: Mature students who do not hold appropriate qualifications can apply, but you need to demonstrate that you have the skills/ experience to study at degree level.
  • Other equivalent qualifications accepted by the university. 

English Language Requirement:

  • Undergraduate applicants from the UK are required to have an appropriate grade/score in an approved examination in English Language, usually a grade C (or above) in GCSE English language or an acceptable equivalent.
  • Students whose first language is not English, and who live/study in a non-majority English-speaking country are required to have an appropriate grade/score in an approved English language examination. We recommend taking a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as IELTS or Pearson (PTE).
  • Five passes at GCSE grade C or above, including English Language or Use of English (IGCSE English as a Second Language, grade B), and at least two subjects at A level;
  • Three passes at GCE A level and a pass at grade C or above in GCSE English Language or Use of English.