College of Human and Health Sciences - Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

If you are already working in a field related to the human and health sciences, you may want to enhance your skills or meet new professional requirements in your work place. You can do this by studying with us.  

The College has many continuing professional development opportunities including modules, post-registration degrees and awards and we also hold subject specific events.

Stand-alone Modules

The College offers a wide range of modules, across all subject areas:

Full Awards

Full Awards

Full Awards are certificates, diplomas and degrees that can be studied by students learning at level five and above.



Return to Practice

Return to Practice

The Return to Practice Programme, approved by the NMC is available for Nurses and Midwives who have had a break from NHS employment.

Midwifery Programmes and Study Days


Midwifery post-registration programmes now link directly to the Enhanced Professional Practice degrees at level three and Master's level.

Community and Primary Care

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There are a number of awards and modules in the community and primary care sector, that you could choose from to further your career.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Accreditation for prior (certificated) learning is where credit is awarded for learning which has already been assessed and certificated as part of a completed or partly completed course undertaken in Higher Education (e.g. a previous degree). Sometimes there may be overlap between the original and the new programme of study.

Accreditation of prior (experiential) learning is where ‘learning achieved outside education or training systems is assessed and, as appropriate, recognised for academic purposes’ (Quality Assurance Agency 2004).