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Health Courses

The Professional Development Centre offers a range of funded and self-funded short courses, programmes and workshops in the healthcare sector. Often developed in partnership with healthcare trusts, we look to ensure workforce development requirements are met as well as providing opportunities for professionals to further their careers in healthcare.

MSc Courses

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.

BSc Courses

BSc (Hons) Professional Practice

This is a professionally-orientated programme of study which has been developed as a ‘top-up’ option following discussions with partners, identifying a need for courses which are responsive to both national and local policy that aims to meet the educational needs of the local health professional population.

Postgraduate Certificates

PG Cert Independent/Supplementary Prescriber Preparation

This programme is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

PG Cert Clinical Teaching and Practice 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.

Undergraduate Certificates

Practice Certificate in Independent/Supplementary Prescriber Preparation

This programme is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Short Courses

Comprehensive Approach to History Taking & Physical Assessment

The aim of this unit is to introduce practitioners to the key skills and knowledge required to take a comprehensive history and physical examination of the adult patient.

Paediatric Urgent Care

The aim of this course is to further develop healthcare practitioners’ skills and knowledge relating to the specific issues inherent in clinical decision-making, organisation and escalation when working with children and young people and their families. This module explores the fundamental and key aspects of assessing, managing and treating children and young people who present to a range of primary and acute healthcare settings.

Return to Practice (Nursing)

This short course is designed to support the qualified Adult or Mental Health nurse who is looking to return to work and regulatory body registration within a registered healthcare professional role. Successful completion of the course would provide evidence that the practitioner has met all of the learning outcomes for return to practice programmes and readmission on to the professional register, as defined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2011).


None currently available.

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