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Nursing and Allied Health Professionals

Specialist Skills and Post-Registration Development

We have developed a range of courses, modules and study days on a variety of subjects which are led by qualified, experienced professionals. These aim to develop skills in particular areas relevant to current practice. The information below provides an overview of the subjects we cover. For further details and information regarding dates and attendance fees, please email us on hss-cpd@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Our Courses

We promote flexibility on our Continuing Professional Development Scheme with many of our modules requiring minimal attendance at University. We welcome applications from practitioners who already have a number of existing credits and facilitate individualised courses to ensure practice requirements are met. All our modules are practice focused and offer flexibility in order to develop ‘bespoke’ degree courses for staff within your organisation; we would be happy to work with you to further develop provision. Individual modules may be undertaken on a ‘stand-alone’ basis to facilitate flexibility. Funded places* may be available.

*NHS staff (or staff from the private/voluntary sector whose organisations either offer placements for student healthcare professionals or contribute to the delivery of NHS services within the Yorkshire and Humber region) may be eligible for HEE funded CPD places. Please contact our university if you are unsure about your eligibility.

The RCN Foundation has a variety of scholarships, bursaries and grants which may be used to fund your studies.  Please visit their website for more information. 


Available Courses



BSc (Hons) Health & Community Care (top-up degree)

Develop knowledge and skills within health and social care practice to be able to respond appropriately to changing local, regional, and political drivers. It supports practitioners to respond to the changing context of practice and to work within complex health care environments.


MSc Health & Community Care

Enhance your knowledge of health care practice whilst developing a critical awareness and understanding of the complex issues at the forefront of your own specialist area.

Applicants who successfully completed a PG Diploma Community Specialist Practitioner or PG Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course may wish to apply for this course to complete a full Master of Science.

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

This client-centred and clinically focused course will help you develop the skills essential for an advanced role as a nurse practitioner, community matron or practitioner working in a walk-in centre or ‘out of hours’ service.


Available Modules


Course/Module Attendance Details Suitable For

Advanced Health Assessment: Core

To enhance existing knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and develop advanced clinical assessment skills of the “core” body systems.


September 2018

Duration: approx 17 weeks

Masters Level - Registered Healthcare practitioners.

Advanced Health Assessment: Supplementary

To enhance existing knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and develop advanced clinical assessment skills of the “supplementary” body systems.

February 2018

Duration: approx 16 weeks

 Masters Level - Registered Healthcare practitioners

Advanced Leadership & Management

The module introduces students to an advanced level of study in leadership and management from both theoretical and practice perspectives. A critical evaluation of theories, models and styles of leadership and management will facilitate increased confidence and competence through critical reflection in practice.

Start date: February
Duration:12 weeks


Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing for Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Radiographers

This programme informs, prepares and facilitates those health service provision practitioners, legally allowed to function in this key clinical area, to achieve the required professional standards (HCPC and NMC) for them to register as dual qualified Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribers.

Start date: September and January
Duration: 26 weeks

Legal and Ethical Practice in Health & Community Care

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to critique and evaluate the ethical and legal theories, principles and concepts that underpin current health and social care practice.

Start date: February (TBC)
Duration: 4 months, 2 hour sessions on Wednesdays

Single module at Degree or Masters level

Non-medical Prescribing

Facilitates practitioners to achieve the required professional standards to allow them to register as Non-Medical Prescribers.

Start date: September and January
Duration: 2 or 3 days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) over 26 weeks.
Time: 09:00 – 16:00

Double module at Degree or Masters level

Evidencing Professional Learning

This module aims to allow students to develop autonomy in their professional and academic development in a specific area of practice identified by the student and/or their employer. Students are able to gain academic credit for work based learning through the development of a learning contract and academic supervision.

Start date: September and January
Duration: 4 months part-time
Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Can be studied at Degree or Masters level as a single or double module.

Professional Portfolio Development within the Context of Health & Community Care

This module aims at enabling to students to review their learning needs, develop portfolio and profiling skills and gain credit for non -accredited learning (APL) if required.

Start date: February and March
Duration: 4 months, 4 days plus tutorials

Single module at Diploma, Degree or Masters level plus APL

PLEASE NOTE: There are no longer any NHS funded places available.

Support for Learning in Practice and Support for Leaning in Practice Online

This module aims to develop the mentoring skills of health professionals who are supporting learners in a practice setting.

Start date: Various, please click on the links to the left.
Duration: 4 days

Non-academic credit course, approved by the NMC

Transfer of Pathways

This CPD module will give individuals the unique understanding and appropriate skills to work and lead across the whole of the 0-19 service. This module also allows the individual to transfer their area of discipline in accordance with NMC Circular 26/2005.

Start Date: 20 September 2018

End Date: June 2019


Understanding & Evaluating the Evidence (Online Module)

This module seeks to understand the basis of Evidence-Based Practice, recognising its influence in contemporary health and social care and its limitations. To understand common hierarchies of evidence and recognise influential research designs used in health and social care research and critically evaluate primary research and review the appropriateness and effectiveness of different methodologies used.


Start Date: 31 January 2018

Duration: 4 months

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