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Health, science and wellbeing

- Continuous professional development (CPD) and training

Reach new horizons with Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes delivered as part of the Centre for Health Innovation and enhance your skills and career potential.

We offer short courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, all designed alongside professional bodies to make a positive difference to the quality of care from Level 3 (A-Level equivalent) to Level 8 (PHD).

Our courses cover a broad range of topics ranging from areas such as lifesaving, Research and Development, academic qualifications, and skills development for local communities. We also provide a wide range of academic qualifications including micro credentials and degree level qualifications.

All our courses are focused on life-long learning and skills development, and you’ll benefit from the very latest treatment simulation techniques and the expertise of our clinically experienced lecturers.

We also offer employers access to a large portfolio of flexible professional training, short courses, CPD masterclasses and bespoke training packages, while also providing access to progression pathways to higher education through micro-credentials. To find our more about how we can support your organisation, please email

Short courses

Counselling supervision

This course will introduce students to the Seven-Eyed Model (Hawkins and Shohet, 1989) which is in keeping with the BACP (2021) Supervision Competency Framework.

CPR & Defibrillator Awareness

Did you know that if someone suffers a cardiac arrest outside a hospital and receives CPR from someone at the scene they are two to three times more likely to survive? If someone collapsed in front of you, would you know what to do? This course will provide you with skills that could potentially aid you to save a life.

Debriefing Effectively

This  one-day interactive course  allows participants to use a range of models in a variety of contexts including care settings, academic settings for teaching, learning and change.

Foundations of Simulation – Clinical

This two-day course is aimed at those new to simulation or who are considering implementing this within their work or area of practice e.g. hospital, community, social care setting, school, or college.

Foundations of Simulation – Non-Clinical

The course is not specific to any professional group, and will provide all participants with the opportunity to design a simulation – based experience within their own setting by being guided through the process.

Immunisation Training for Healthcare Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants

This foundation course adheres to the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training (2015) and includes flu, pneumococcal, shingles vaccination and intranasal (spray) influenza for children (2-17 years. The first day is taught online via Teams, the second is face to face in the skills laboratory which also teaches injection technique.

Initial Cervical Sampler Training

This course is designed to meet the continuous professional development of healthcare staff involved in cervical cytology screening.

Introduction to Meta-analysis

This one-day course offers an introduction to meta-analysis, a statistical technique used to pool results across studies identified within a systematic review

Simulation for Assessment

This one-day course will focus on creating scenarios for formative and summative assessment e.g., Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) using simulation and immersive technologies.

Socially stunted

The event will focus on working with children around some of the current post-covid, mental health concerns. Participants will be provided with theory around understanding the presenting issues and take part in experiential workshops on how to help children overcome some of these difficulties.

Zero Responder – First Response in an Emergency

Designed for non-healthcare staff such as, security staff, teachers, hospitality staff and others who may be first on scene in the event of an emergency. Learn how to effectively and respond in an emergency, including first line triage and treatment casualties.

Resuscitation Council UK accredited courses


Resuscitation Council UK’s e-ALS course covers all the essential ALS skills in resuscitation.

Immediate Life Support (e-ILS)

e-ILS is a flexible way of learning skills in Immediate Life Support, and blends e-learning with face-to-face workshops.

University accredited modules


Social Work

Sports Science


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