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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Applying and Fees

You can apply using the below links:

Individual module applications

Health and social care professionals wanting to apply for one of the modules may do so by completing the online form below.

The modules are available to all health and social care professionals – email the admissions team for more details.

Online module application form

Alternatively you can call:
+44 (0)115 823 1213

Degree pathway applications

Health and social care professionals wanting to apply for a degree pathway may do so by completing the online form below.

The degree pathways are available to all health and social care professionals – email the admissions team for more details.

Online degree pathway application form

Alternatively you can call:
 +44 (0)115 823 1213  

Postgraduate programme applications

To apply for any of our postgraduate opportunities, please use the contact details for the programme you are interested in.

Further details are available within the postgraduate section of the website.

 

Entry requirements

  • 120 credits at level 1 (automatically awarded to all 'first level' registered nurses in respect of their Registration qualification and may be awarded to other qualified Healthcare Professionals). 
  • 120 credits at level 2 that have been completed within the past 10 years (40 level 2 credits may be awarded via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) for current contemporary practice). All APL applications for the School of Health Sciences programmes are processed free of charge. 

Please note, the above credits must have been awarded for nursing or health studies (or equivalent) qualifications.

Funding

Funding of dissertation modules via the CPD contract 

The East Midlands Strategic Health Authority has informed us that, as a result of the unprecedented demand for modules funded by the contract for Continuing Professional Development, they are undertaking a review of modules provided within the contract. The review is ongoing but they have already decided that funding for dissertation modules in the future will not be available through the CPD contract. Students wishing to undertake a dissertation may want to consider applying to their employing organisation's education lead for funds or self-funding. 

The University is currently working to develop fee and billing arrangements for students who want to self-fund and we will release more information about this in due course. In the meantime if you have any questions about dissertation funding please contact Tina Stewart at tina.stewart@nottingham.ac.uk or call +44 (0)115 823 0841.

Fully funded places

Fully funded places are available to health and social care professionals working in the East Midlands and having the support of their manager.

These places are funded through the East Midlands Local and Education Training Board (LETB) contract with The University of Nottingham. Once you have approval from your manager you can then apply above. 

Alternatively, if you are from outside of the region's contract or wish to self-fund you can apply above and an invoice will then be issued. 

Other funding opportunities

The Florence Nightingale Foundation Research Scholarships  

 

Equivalent or Lower Qualifications (ELQ) fee

The UK government does not provide universities with funding to teach students studying for a qualification that is equivalent to, or lower than, a qualification they have already achieved.  

Please be advised that you may be liable for an ELQ fee if you wish to study for a qualification of an equivalent or lower level to the one that you already hold. For example a student may be liable for an ELQ if you already have:

  • An undergraduate degree (from a UK or foreign institution) and want to enrol on another undergraduate degree
  • A postgraduate degree (from a UK or foreign institution) and want to enrol on an undergraduate degree
  • A Masters degree (from a UK or foreign institution) and want to enrol on another Masters programme

However, the school is happy to confirm that it will pay the ELQ supplement for any student who is successfully funded through the Continuing Professional Development contract and for any student who has previously graduated from The University of Nottingham.

Further information is available at the University's Fees and Finance website

 

 

School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0850
email: shs-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk