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Healthcare and medical CPD and short courses

What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) enables you to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge throughout your career. It ensures that your theoretical knowledge and practical skills are up-to-date with the latest teachings ensuring you deliver excellent care to your patients.

No matter your occupation, age or educational level, it enables you to up-skill and re-skill to ensure you get the most out of your career.

Why choose Herts?

You'll benefit from:

  • excellent local connections: we have extensive links with 8 NHS Trusts and Local Authorities in Hertfordshire, and over 98 NHS Trusts and Local Authorities in East Anglia and London regions
  • sector accreditation: we offer over 175 healthcare related modules and short courses which are accredited by various regulatory governing bodies including the NMC, HCPC, GMC and GPhC
  • flexible and bespoke course offering: we provide flexible, bespoke study options to ensure you can fit CPD study around your busy professional and personal lives
  • location: Hertfordshire has been voted the UK’s best place to live, with excellent transport links and is only 25 minutes from London.
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Our CPD offer

At the University of Hertfordshire, we provide a flexible approach to CPD which enables you to study and reach your career goals at your own pace. We offer a variety of courses which vary from study days, modules and full BSc or MSc programmes, these can be studied part-time up to a period of five or six years. You may wish to commence your studies one module at a time or apply for a years’ worth of study in one go.

Our courses

We offer CPD and short courses in nursing, health and social work and medical professions.


You can either can request to obtain funding through your NHS Trust or employer, or self-fund your CPD studies. You can access a postgraduate loan of up to £11,570 for a full MSc to help fund your studies. If your sign up to a programme and continue your studies yearly, you will retain your tuition fee package (PDF - 1.35 Mb).

Contact us

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