Professional Development Centre

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The Professional Development Centre offers continuing professional development for qualified practitioners working across the health and social care sector.

The Centre is an established provider of CPD for qualified professionals. We work closely with employers from a range of public, private and third sector organisations to provide targeted, academic and practice based courses. The Centre has a strong track record of delivering courses to meet continuing professional development requirements of a variety of sectors including the Nursing, Care, Teaching, Social Work, Legal, Emergency Services, Criminal Justice, Medical, and third Sector.

On offer are a range of short courses and degree programmes designed to enhance key skills, learning, and knowledge. This in turn could help develop professeional careers after initial qualification and beyond.

We work across the College of Social Science to deliver programmes relevant to current practice, taking into account the important work-life-study balance that professional students need to thrive. The Centre offers a range of services at different levels. These include the opportunity to top-up existing qualifications to degree level, embark on an MSc programme or attain credits from individual modules which can be used toward a BSc or MSc in the future. Students can undertake study alongside their existing work commitments and use their employment experiences to place theories into context.

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New Developments

We are excited to announce that we are currently developing a Minor Injury module. Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer be part of the curriculum development team. This could be your opportunity to shape the future of front line training and enhance your own career.

Popular Programmes

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice offers registered practitioners a flexible, bespoke and student-centred programme of study that aims to meet their personal and professional development needs as they progress within their role towards advanced expert practice.

Clinical Teaching

PG Cert Health Professions Education

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of those working in academic and practice settings to teach and support the learning of health care professional students. The programme has an applied focus, seeking to equip educators with both the knowledge and skills they need to perform their roles successfully.

BSc Professional Practice

This programme has been developed following discussions with partners which identified a need for modules that are responsive to both national and local policy and that aim to meet the educational needs of the local health professional population.

Contact Us

For more information email or call +44 (0)1522 83 7348.‌