Health, Psychology and Social Care short courses

Continuing Professional Development and Workforce Development modules

If you're seeking to build on your wealth of knowledge as a healthcare professional, we can offer you bespoke modules in a supportive environment. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

In order to study what best suits your personal and professional needs, you can arrange for an individual consultation to discuss your options.

There are various options for your funding and study.

Continuing Professional Development

We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6, 7 and 8), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors.

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Workforce Development modules

We are pleased to confirm that the Workforce Development Fund (WD) previously known as Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding has now been confirmed for the academic year. We will be in touch shortly with all those who have applied for courses but haven't heard from us. If you haven't applied, please speak to your line manager in the first instance.

For some students, it's possible to access learning beyond registration funding to study with us. To find out more and to see if you are eligible for funding, call 0800 001 5500 or email businessgateway@derby.ac.uk.

Once we've had confirmation from your manager that they are in agreement to release you for module study, your allocation of a place on the module is reliant upon sufficient WD funding remaining for your organisation.

Find out more about Workforce Development 

Online, on-campus and blended study options

Our CPD and WD offer includes online, distance learning and on-campus modules, so no matter what your preferred learning style or life commitments, you can find a study option that's right for you. We also offer a range of study days for healthcare professionals.

Employer options

There are options of creating bespoke course packages for your organisation, we can work together to provide you with a package that best suits you. For more information on this please contact businessgateway@derby.ac.uk.

Discuss your options with us

If you're interested in studying CPD or WD modules with us, the first thing that you should do is speak to the Module Leader. You can find out who the Module Leader is by speaking to our Reception Team. They can be contacted on +44 (0) 800 001 5500 or businessgateway@derby.ac.uk.

The Module Leader can help you to:

The Module Leader will also tell you which award (course) the module sits within. It is important to find this out because if you decide to apply, you'll be asked to select the award for your module when you complete your online application.

If your query is about an online course or if you are wishing to apply through WD funding, the Module Leader will direct you to the appropriate team to discuss your circumstances and progress your application should you wish.

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