University Centre Tonbridge

Engaging courses for part-time study

Business engagement

The University of Kent's Tonbridge Centre is developing a range of short courses and seminars for professionals in collaboration with the University's Centre for Child Protection, Centre for Professional Practice, Kent Business School and Kent Innovation and Enterprise.

As a response to the current economic situation and increased local interest, our courses and seminars are specifically designed for organisations to unlock innovation and build resilience to create sustainable competitive advantage.


For more information, contact:

Esther van Hout
Business Development Manager
Tel: 01227 824995

Child Protection

The University of Kent’s Tonbridge Centre is providing a West Kent base for the delivery of short courses from the university’s Centre for Child Protection (CCP). CCP is a centre of excellence and innovation in training, research and practice, aimed at the full range of professionals involved in child protection.

Co-Directors Professors David Shemmings and Jane Reeves established the Centre following the Munro Review (2011), which stressed that Continuing Professional Development is crucial for professionals working to safeguard and protect children. Professor Jane Reeves, Professor David Shemmings, Isobel Drew, Vanisha Jassal, Dr Emily Blake and Dr Mark O’Connor from CCP  were proud recipients of The University of Kent's Social Science Faculty Teaching Prize in October 2014,  for their internationally-recognised work on the distance learning MA in Advanced Child Protection.

The Tonbridge Centre host CCP courses in professional studies, such as Masterclasses or workshops. For general enquiries or to register your interest, please contact the Centre for Child Protection or the University's Tonbridge Centre.


Real potential for multi agency training and professional knowledge sharing.

~Health Visitor


Tonbridge Centre - © University of Kent

First Floor, Block A, Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1TG, T: +44 (0)1732 352316

Last Updated: 11/02/2017