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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The University of Hertfordshire offers a wide variety of Continuing Professional Development courses in nursing, midwifery, allied health, social work and medical professions.

These range from study days, standalone modules as well as undergraduate and postgraduate post-qualifying degree programmes. Our aim is to educate professionals with a view to:

  • improve outcomes for patient’s health and social care provision
  • enhance patient care
  • enable career progression
  • meet workforce transformation needs and advancing practice.

Why choose Herts?

  • Excellent sector connections: we have extensive links with eight NHS Trusts and Local Authorities in Hertfordshire, and over 98 NHS Trusts and Local Authorities in East Anglia and London regions
  • Flexibility: we provide flexible study options to ensure you can fit CPD study around your busy professional and personal lives
  • Location: the main University of Hertfordshire campus is 25 minutes from London with easy access by both road and rail services

What CPD options are available?

There are many options available. You could choose a module that is either part of an existing post-qualifying degree, or as a standalone module which is run separately to a degree. We also offer a large number of credit bearing and non-credit bearing short courses which will enhance your knowledge and understanding in your chosen subject.

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Our courses

We offer post-qualifying degrees, standalone modules and short courses for all health professionals with an interest in nursing, midwifery, allied health, social work and medical professions.

Post-qualifying degree programmes

Our post-qualifying degree programmes are part-time and could lead to:

  • BSc (Hons) degree = 75 credits without (Hons) and 120 credits with (Hons) at Level 6 only
  • Postgraduate Certificate = 60 credits at Level 7
  • Postgraduate Diploma = 120 credits at Level 7
  • Master’s degree = 180 credits at Level 7


There are different ways in which your studies may be funded:

  • NHS Trust / Employer funded - this must be agreed with your employer in advance of submitting an application. Learn more about sponsored fees.
  • HEE funded – your employer will advise you if this is applicable for the courses you are studying
  • self-funding – with this option you may be eligible to access a postgraduate loan of up to £11,836 for a full MSc to help fund your studies.

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