Undergraduate CPD units in nursing, midwifery and social work

We offer a wide range of Level 6 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 an undergraduate award.

BSc awards

Our Nursing Practice and Midwifery Practice BSc (Hons) courses are for qualified nurses and midwives who wish to undertake CPD at undergraduate (Level 6) level.

You can either take individual units attached to these courses as standalone CPD courses, or combine several units to build up 120 credits over a maximum of five years on a part-time basis and achieve the full BSc award.

Please note that these BSc courses are not suitable for undergraduate students wishing to train as a nurse in the first instance - please see the following BNurs courses instead:

Our CPD units

If you are studying for a BSc award, the course consists of four specialist pathways that share a range of core course units. These units can be taken on their own or alongside other units. 

A list of available units can be found further down this page.

Course schedule

Please see the course schedule for 2022/23 availability, fees and provisional study dates: Course schedule 2022/23 (PDF, 452KB).

Information regarding 2023/24 availability will be updated once confirmed.

Application deadline

The deadline for Semester 1 courses is Friday 8 September 2023.

The deadline for Semester 2 courses is Friday 12 January 2024 unless commencing in March or later.

How to apply

You will need to apply via the online application form for the academic year you wish to study in. 

You will apply for the CPD Stand Alone Units – Part time programme, rather than the specific course unit. This programme includes all the Level 6 Nursing CPD units and you will be asked to specify your chosen unit(s) towards the end of the application form.

As part of your application, you will be required to submit a 300-500 word personal statement. This should explain why you are applying to study this course unit/programme and how you expect to use the ideas, information, skills gained during the course units in your work. Please also include a brief description of your current work-related duties.

You may also be required to submit copies of relevant academic certificates.

You do not need to provide confirmation of funding with your application. However, if you are being sponsored, you will be able to submit a copy of your sponsorship letter in your MyManchester account once you have submitted your application and created your IT account.

If you are interested in studying at Level 7, please visit the postgraduate CPD page.

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 (2024/25)

  • UK students: £1,400 per 20-credit unit
  • International students: £3,600 per 20-credit unit

Home (UK) fees are offered to applicants whose fees are employed on an NHS contract, even if the fee assessment confirms that you are an international applicant.

Contact us

For more information about our CPD courses, please contact us by emailing cpd.nursing@manchester.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)161 529 4563.