PgCert Children and Young People Imaging

Southwark Campus

Mode: Part-time; Distance

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Taught by practicing radiographers, this PgCert in Children and Young People Imaging is designed to provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills required in the forever-changing health job market. Developed to meet the continuous professional development (CPD) requirements of health care professionals, who utilise diagnostic imaging procedures in their practice, you will critically reflect on theory, contemporary research, and evidence-based practice related to diagnostic imaging procedures.

Taught by experienced specialist paediatric radiographers, children's nurses and specialist healthcare professionals.
Excellent course to enhance knowledge for specialist paediatric radiographers.
PgCert can contribute towards PgDip/MSc Diagnostic Imaging.
College of Radiographers accreditation pending.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
PgCert: Part-time
1 year
Start Date
Southwark Campus


Core modules

  • Specialist imaging related to children and young people (20 credits)
    This module concentrates on the contribution of specialised modalities in children and young person imaging. The module is of value to students studying on either Children and Young Persons Imaging or Diagnostic Imaging award pathways but may also be taken stand-alone.
  • Concepts of children and young people imaging (20 credits)
    This module enables the participant to achieve and expand upon knowledge in the practice of children and young person imaging. Participants will be operating within the healthcare environment and must have access to the prescribed clinical practice which must include a mix of acute and non-acute cases.
  • Protecting and safeguarding children and young people (20 credits)
    The focus of this module is the holistic care of children and young people who are at risk in a variety of settings. It will give students an understanding of the different roles and responsibilities of each healthcare professional when it comes to safeguarding children and young people


Employability Service

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

  • Society & College of Radiographers

Teaching and learning

Teaching will be delivered on campus or online, and will incorporate Keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops/small group work, blended learning activities, use of virtual learning environment (VLE) and formative assessment. Students will receive structured feedback to develop literature search, analysis and synthesis skills. Students are also expected and encouraged to engage with independent study of research and reading other sources of information beyond material provided, to further develop their knowledge and understanding.


Entry requirements

For the ‘Course’

Academic entry criteria:

- A degree or diploma in Diagnostic Radiography.

Non-academic entry criteria:

- Currently working within a clinical department where appropriate experience of imaging and care for children and young people can be obtained.

Non-standard entry

The University will select non-standard entrants to the programme in the following ways:

All applications are assessed individually.  Some flexibility may be exercised to the admissions criteria for students wishing to study individual modules for CPD. Some variation in terms of professional background and education may be accepted and will be considered individually by the course director.  Regardless of these conditions, applicants must be able to satisfy the course director and admissions team of their suitability and ability to successfully complete the program of study applied for.

English language capability

If English is not the first language, students must have an IELTS average score of 7.0 on entry into the course. No individual elements should be below 7.0.

How to apply

International students

International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Home applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
PgCert: Part-time
1 year
Start date
Application code
Application method

All self-funding students intending to undertake the PgDip and Masters should first apply for the PgCert via UKPass. Students successfully passing the PgCert can then apply to the University directly to continue their studies and enrol on the PgDip and MSc.

CPPD applicants

Each module is available as CPPD to working healthcare professionals sponsored by their employer.

You can apply for the range of CPPD Health and Social Care courses on offer through our CPPD online prospectus where you can also browse through our programmes and modules. You can use the easy search facility or use one of the shortcuts to the professional groups. By clicking on the programme or module you are interested in you will be shown information on the course itself, including dates delivered. You will also be able to apply online, with no need to fill out lots of paperwork. Apply within five minutes using our system, and if your employer has offered to fund you, our system will even get their authorisation before your application is processed. Your application will be processed with ease and you will receive an e-mail at every step of the process.

Browse our online CPPD prospectus and apply now.

More information on UKPass Application Service

Full-time/part-time self-funding postgraduate students and research students apply through the UK Postgraduate and Statistical Service (UKPASS). Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

Postgraduate applicants are required to provide up to two references as part of their application.


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Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.


PgCert Children and Young People Imaging (PT) - Year 1 PT Southwark OCT

The fee shown is for entry 2022/23
UK fee: £3855International fee: £5133.33
AOS/LSBU code: 5832Session code: 1PS00

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

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Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.


We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

CPPD employer-funded students

Many of our students are funded through their NHS Trust or employer. If you are being funded by your employer,please check with your line manager before making your application. You will need to know how your fees are being paid before applying.

For more information about fees and funding for individual CPPD modules please contact

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

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