Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses
We offer a range of courses to enable you to continue your professional development and achieve further qualifications in your field.
Post Qualification Framework
The Post Qualification Framework (PQF) provides a modular framework of learning and development for professional health and social care staff. Modules can be studied on a stand alone basis or as part of a post qualification award.
There are undergraduate and postgraduate modules available within the framework, so whatever stage your career is at, you should be able to find a course that's right for you.
The Framework has been set up in conjunction with the Northwest Strategic Health Authority, Local NHS Trusts and PCTs, Local Authorities, Edge Hill University, John Moores University, University of Chester and University of Liverpool. It promotes the principle of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) which is linked to work related learning through Personal Development Plans (PDPs) and maps directly onto the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).
Applying for a CPD course
There are two application routes for CPD courses, depending on how your course will be funded.
If the CPD course you are applying for is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system by visiting www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk. You can read our summary of the CPD apply process on the right of this page and can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice.
If you are funding the course yourself, please apply through the LJMU postgraduate online application form.
- Acute and Long Term Illness for Urgent and Pre-Hospital Care
- Advancing Skills in Contraception and Reproductive Sexual Healthcare
- Advancing Tissue Viability
- Advancing Leadership for Quality
- Art and Science of Practice Education (Taught and Distance Learning Options)
- Bowel Cancer Screening Practitioner Programme
- Child Healthcare in the Pre-Hospital Setting
- Clinical Diagnostics
- Clinical Examination
- Dementia Management
- Developing and Managing Care of the Highly Dependent Adult
- Examination of the Newborn
- Family Nurse Partnerships (Distance Learning)
- Health Improvement
- Health Protection
- Infection Control for Healthcare
- Integrated Clinical Care (Critical Care)
- Integrated Clinical Care (Renal)
- Leadership Development Through Action Learning
- Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice (MSLAP) - Mentorship in Health Care Practice level 6
- Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice (MSLAP) - Mentorship in Health Care Practice level 7
- Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice for Urgent and Pre-Hospital Care (MSLAP) - Mentorship for Urgent and Pre-Hospital Care
- Minor Injuries and Illness for Urgent and Pre-Hospital Care
- Negotiated Work Based Learning
- Non-Medical Prescribing
- Paediatric Clinical Examination and Minor Illness
- Patient Assessment for Urgent and Pre-Hospital Care
- Personality Disorders
- Practice Education in Social Work
- Professional Studies in the Care of People with Diabetes
- Promoting Financial Inclusion in Low Income Communities
- Research in Health & Social Care
- Returning to Practice - Nursing and Health Visiting
- Solution Focused Interventions
- Tobacco Control (delivered online via distance learning)
For NHS staff, some of the modules will be funded by the Strategic Health Authority. Staff are advised to contact their Trust Training Lead to discuss this further. Please contact your Line Manager or HR Department for details of your Trust Training Lead.
For all other staff, please contact your line manager to find out if your organisation has funding available.
If funding is unavailable some CPDs may be self funded. Course fees can be paid in instalments subject to prior agreement.
The Faculty of Health admissions team are happy to help with any queries you may have about the Post Qualification Framework and can be contacted via the following contact details:
Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences Admissions Team
79 Tithebarn Street
t: 0151 231 5829
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