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Postgraduate CPD units in nursing, midwifery and social work

We offer a wide range of Level 7 units for health professionals looking to improve their skills and further their careers through CPD.

Our CPD units are available to both those working in nursing, midwifery and social work and other health practitioners. 

You can study individual units as standalone short courses, or build up the credits earned through individual units to contribute towards a postgraduate award.

Our CPD units

Units available in Semester 1

Units available in Semester 2

Please note that dates are provisional and may be subject to change. Detailed timetables will be available once you have registered for a unit.


Standalone units for CPD (2019/20)

  • UK/EU students: £1,200 per 15-credit unit (£2,400 dissertation)
  • International students: £2,700 per 15-credit unit (£5,400 dissertation)

* For the Independent Prescribing short course, please refer to the course entry for fees and funding information.

How to apply

For self-funded or organisation-funded (non-SLA) courses, please complete the following forms and return them to the address at the top of the application form:

  • CPD application form (Word, 58 KB) - this document includes a funding confirmation form
  • MSc funding confirmation form (Word, 48 KB) - please use this if you are already registered on a pathway, and are submitting an application/confirmation of funding for the next unit as part of your pathway plan.

Limited funding may be available through the Continuing Education Service Level Agreement (SLA) for staff working in the NHS in the north-west. Please contact your trust for further information. 

Contact us

For more information about our CPD courses, please contact us by emailing or calling +44 (0)161 306 7605. 

"I felt well supported by my tutor and the lecturers were very knowledgeable in their area of teaching. I liked the course leaders' use of external speakers in specialist areas."

Silvia Collins / Newborn Infant Physical Examination unit