The Professional Development Centre offers short courses and programmes for professionals who require skills-based training. 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.
The Professional Development Centre offers a range of short courses and degree programmes to enhance skills, learning and knowledge. This in turn can help develop careers after the 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.
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.
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.
This course is designed to provide the main theoretical perspectives associated with evidence-based therapeutics, the consultation process, including concordance and the legal, ethical and professional issues associated with the prescribing role. It is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
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.