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About Continuing Professional Development 

What is Continuing Professional Development?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a means by which health and social care professionals can develop their skills, knowledge and practice to ensure that patient/client care remains dynamic and contemporary.

Through our range of programmes students are able to study full-time or part-time, whether newly qualified or having several years of experience in practice. Individual modules are also available to study on a stand-alone basis.

Health service providers increasingly require practitioners to hold an undergraduate degree. All health and social care practitioners have a responsibility for maintaining and developing professional competence throughout their career, to ensure that they are equipped to respond to patient/client changing expectations within the diverse context of care delivery.

Flexible learning

Flexibility is promoted through the use of negotiated, open, distance and work-based learning solutions. Students are valued as partners in learning and their wealth of personal, professional and educational experiences are built upon and developed.

Student support

The key aim of all programmes is to support students to achieve their maximum potential and contribute to excellence in health and social care. 

Our staff are committed to supporting students to achieve their full potential in order to enhance patient/client care. This can be through personal or group tutorials, discussion boards, and flexible support, either online or via Skype. 


Academics are committed to their field through research, which underpins the delivery of this contemporary and dynamic curriculum.

The programmes are developed in liaison with NHS colleagues and education purchasers, with input from health and social care users and carers to provide a flexible and developmental approach.



School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559