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CPD Masters Certificate of Professional Development: Education and Training in Healthcare

Start dates
September, March
Course length
6 months PartTime
City campus

Course cost

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Course aim

This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course will develop the knowledge and skills required for delivering education and training sessions to healthcare professionals and encourage you to reflect on your approach to teaching.

Course content

The final award is Continuing Professional Development for Clinical Leadership in Medicines Optimisation, 20 credits at Level 7.

You will have access to LJMU 's virtual learning environment Canvas and online library resources. Programme content is regularly updated on Canvas, including contemporary reading lists and references to journal articles. You will be assigned a Personal Tutor for support and guidance throughout the programme via email or online tutorials. You can also access the Module Leader via phone contact or email.

The course uses an active blended learning approach, featuring teaching approaches (chosen to meet the stated learning objectives), including:

  • Online lectures
  • Directed reading
  • Quizzes
  • Webinars
  • Discussion boards
  • Work-based examples

Course topics

  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Tutoring
  • Teaching methods
  • Learning styles
  • Encouraging reflective practice
  • Planning education and training sessions
  • Writing learning outcomes
  • Delivering effective training sessions
  • Learning technologies
  • Workplace-based learning and assessment
  • Evaluating learning
  • Providing effective feedback

Teaching and learning

The study mode is part-time distance learning using LJMU 's virtual learning environment Canvas and lasts for 6 months. There are two peer learning group tutorials (typically containing three or four students) and one individual tutorial - all are delivered online. You will be allocated a Personal Tutor by the university, who will offer ongoing support.

Acquisition of knowledge and skills is achieved mainly through directed student-centred and work-based learning. The course is designed to give a degree of flexibility in student choice. The learning outcomes are achieved through open learning with you selecting the most appropriate resource material as applicable to your area of practice around the world. References and guidance for resources will be available on Canvas and you are supported to identify relevant documents as applicable to your practice.

Entry requirements

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU online application form. You will need to provide details of previous qualifications and a personal statement outlining why you wish to study this programme.

Download and complete the supplementary application form.

Complete the online application form, taking note of the below:

  • Select the course that you would like to study from the drop-down menu. Please ensure you select the ‘Postgraduate Taught’ option under ‘Level of Entry’ and ‘Continuing Professional Development’ under ‘Mode of Study’. Select ‘Browse Courses’ and search for the course Education and Training in Healthcare entry point (March or September) and year
  • Ensure that you have provided details of your professional qualification and any other university qualifications (note, A-Level and GCSE/equivalent qualifications do not need to be listed)

Upload the following documents to your online application:

  • Certificate(s) for any qualifications listed in your application 
  • A copy of your IELTS certificate (if English is not your first language and you have not recently completed a university level qualification in English)
  • A copy of the Purchase Order authorising payment of the course from your place of work

Please note: all documents must be attached to your application within 24 hours of submission – if you wish to attach documents after this date, you will need to email them to the School office: PBSOffice@ljmu.ac.uk

Application deadlines

September 2022 intake: 25 July 2022
March 2023 intake: 23 January 2023


The module is assessed by a 4,000-4,500 word Critical Review of Practice report discussing how you have developed your practice in providing education and training to your peers and other healthcare professionals. It will be a referenced account supported by reference to three to five examples from your practice.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the MSc Public Health/Public Health (Addictions) award framework or as a single CPD.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.