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Explore our Health CPD opportunities

Find the study option to suit your needs

We offer study over a 1 to 3 year period to gain a PG Certificate, PG Diploma, or a full Masters, as well as shorter study options such as a certificated course or other bespoke requirement. As well as taught study, we offer research degrees: PhD and Masters by Research.

Study options to support your CPD

Postgraduate taught study

Our flexible taught programmes are built around the concepts of advancing, transforming and researching practice. 

Level 7 study (master's level) offers a route for health or social care professionals to develop their practice. Our framework caters for professionals wishing to complete a PG Cert, a PG Dip, or a full MSc.

  • PG Cert (postgraduate certificate): Complete any single Year 1 or Year 2 module listed below.
  • PG Dip (postgraduate diploma): Complete any Year 1 module listed below, plus Year 2.
  • MSc (master of science): Complete any Year 1 module below, plus Years 2 and 3.
Year 1

Our Year 1 modules are each designed to help professionals advance their practice. Each module is worth 60 credits. Complete any of our Year 1 modules to gain a PG Cert qualification, or to begin a PG Dip or MSc qualification. Apply by visiting the course page.

Year 2

Our Year 2 module is designed to help professionals transform their practice. This module is worth 60 credits, and is comprised of Evaluating Evidence, Service Innovation and Transformation, Health Coaching, and Behaviour Change, Motivational Interviewing, Health Literacy. Complete our Year 2 module as part of a PG Dip or MSc qualification, or by itself to gain a PG Cert qualification. Apply by visiting the course page.

Year 3

Our Year 3 module is designed to help professionals research their practice. This module is worth 60 credits, and is comprised of integrated methods teaching and project supervision. This module will be completed if opting for an MSc qualification route.

Stand alone postgraduate modules

As well as our full 60 credit programmes, we offer Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy as a stand alone module, worth 30 credits.


Professional/CPD courses

We offer a range of certificated courses relating to clinical areas, leadership and wellbeing. Our courses are designed by experts in their field to support your development requirements as a health and social care professional.

We work alongside clinicians, educators and service users to regularly assess workforce requirements and match to NHS priorities. Our courses attract learners across a range of clinical backgrounds, enriching the learning experience and helping to transfer knowledge across the health and social care system.

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Bespoke provision

We recognise that organisations have specific learning and development requirements. We work in partnership with organisations to develop innovative and cost effective programmes to meet your specific learning objectives.

Some examples of our bespoke programmes are:

  • Leadership Programme for Middle or Senior Managers (2 or 3 days)
  • Development Programme for Healthcare Assistants (3 days)
  • Clinical CPD days tailored to meet the needs of your organisation
  • Effective Communication Series including 'Courageous Conversations' (3 days)
  • Building Effective Teams using PRINT® as a psychometric tool (2 days)
  • Taking Care of You series including Strengthening Personal Resilience, Compassion Fatigue, Developing Trauma Informed Practice, Worry and Rumination and Overcoming Insomnia
  • 360° leadership coaching programme

How we work

  1. We take time to meet and listen to your organisational objectives.
  2. We provide an initial proposal and costings before finalising requirements.
  3. We are flexible and can provide training on campus at the University, online, or come to you.
  4. We provide resources for all our programmes and learners will receive a certificate of attendance.
  5. We ask learners to complete online feedback and we provide you with a summary.
  6. We have a Business Development team who provide support by organising bookings and responding to queries.

To discuss your bespoke requirements, please contact our Business Development team.


Support for Learning in Practice

We offer monthly online courses for clinical educators to prepare and update knowledge and skills in order to provide an effective placement learning experience for our students.

The courses are free of charge but we ask that those attending support a minimum of two students over a 12 month period, each year.

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