Children and Young People's Workforce Development 

The design and delivery of courses and programmes to meet the professional development needs of practitioners and managers working with children and young people across the private, voluntary and statutory sectors.

The focus is on professional development in specialist aspects of practitioners' work, and helping them to meet the responsibilities and expectations of multi-agency working as well as leadership and management in these changing contexts.

Opportunities for accreditation of prior certificated and experiential learning are being developed to enable practitioners to have their expertise and learning recognised, and to join existing part-time study routes to gain higher level qualifications. The development of partnerships and stakeholder involvement in the development of support networks and in the design and development of University accredited programmes for the workforce is being actively developed.