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.
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.
Units available in Semester 1
- Enhancing Neonatal Nursing Practice (40 credits) [November start]
- Family Intervention for Carers of People with Psychosis/Bipolar Disorder or Dementia (20 Credits) [start date TBC]
- Foundations in Cancer Care (40 credits) [September start]
- Foundations of Ophthalmic Care and Management (20 credits) [September start]
- Independent Study (20 credits) [September start]
- Infection Prevention and Control in Clinical Practice (20 credits) [September start]
- Intensive Care of the Neonate (20 credits) [September start]
- Newborn Infant Physical Examination (20 credits) [November start]
- Pain Management (20 credits) [September start]
- Principles of Haematology Oncology (20 credits) [October start]
- Research Dissertation (40 credits) [September start]
- Safeguarding Children and Young People (20 credits) [start date TBC]
- Theory and Practice of Ophthalmic Care and Management (20 credits) [September start]
Units available in Semester 2
- Adult Safeguarding (20 credits) [January start]
- Dementia: a Person-Centred Approach to Enhancing Care, Support and Wellbeing (20 credits) [February start]
- Enhancing Competence in Infection Prevention and Control Professionals (20 credits) [January start]
- Independent Study (20 credits) [February start]
- Physical Health Promotion and Well-being in People with Psychosis (20 credits) [January start]
- Principles and Practice of Breast Care Nursing (40 credits) [January start]
- Promoting Effective Practice in Supportive and Palliative Care (20 credits)
- Renal Nursing (20 credits) [January start]
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: £1,200 per 20 credits (£2,400 dissertation)
- International: 2,700 per 20 credits (£5,400 dissertation)
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.
- Funding confirmation form (Word, 82KB) - 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.
For more information about our CPD courses, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +44 (0)161 306 7605.