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Funding

You can find information on fees and any available funding on the relevant CPD course page on this website.

Your employer may be able to pay the course fees, or you may need to pay them yourself.

A number of our courses can be funded through CPD-Apply, which is aimed at healthcare professionals working in the north-west of England.

About CPD-Apply

CPD-Apply NW offers access to continuing professional development (CPD) and post-qualification training modules (also known as units) funded by Health Education North West, including those offered by the Faculty.

The modules can be accessed by all healthcare practitioners (bands 5 to 8 including qualified Assistant Practitioners) who work clinically in a healthcare setting, except for medics and dentists.

You can study standalone modules to enhance specific knowledge and skills, or work towards a post-qualification award in your chosen area. These include modules within the Community Specialist Practitioner programmes, but does not include full programmes, such as postgraduate diplomas or full practitioner programmes.

Eligibility

You can apply for funding through CPD-Apply if:

  • you work in a role delivering direct care to patients or their carers (this does not include doctors and dentists);

and

  • you are a professional clinical member of staff in NHS Agenda for Change (AFC) Bands 5 to 8;

or

  • you are one of the following members of staff in AFC Band 4: assistant practitioners, dental nurses/hygienists (professions complementary to dentistry), nursery nurses, pharmacy technicians, public health trainers and counsellors;

or

  • you work in a GP practice or your employer is a non-NHS organisation that holds an NHS contract and provides placements for pre-registration healthcare learners.

How to apply

You need to fill in an online application form through CPD-Apply NW. Prior to completing the online application form, you will need to consider the following steps:

  1. Identify the clinical development module required - please refer to your PDR/appraisal.
  2. Contact your CPD lead for more information
  3. Decide on university, campus and delivery type - check what's available and make sure your line manager approves your choice.
  4. Check if your chosen module has any specific requirements such as information to support your application. Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) learners should refer to the Health and Education Co-operative.
  5. Get the information together for your application. You will need:
    • a valid email address
    • your line manager details including their email address
    • details of your current employer (GP employees will need the CCG and practice name). 
  6. Now log in to CPD-Apply. The application is simple and easy to complete; however, if you require further support, please consult the CPD Apply learner guidance (PDF, 237KB) or click on the Help button on the website.