Taught course

Practice Development

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
MScPCertPGDipGraduate Diploma

Entry requirements

Please see course pages for detailed entry requirements.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our practice development framework comprises tailor-made continuing professional development (CPD) for all health care professionals including nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers, paramedics as well as non-qualified staff working in the health and social care sector. Take your practice development skills beyond graduate level and improve your career prospects in a stimulating and challenging environment. Our wide variety of negotiated and work-based modules are specifically designed to meet the needs of learners in a wide range of practice settings, so whichever field you work in, we are sure to be able to help.

You'll enjoy the chance to study your own pathway for the course, choosing the modules that best fit your specialisms. We ensure that everything you learn is relevant to your workplace, and our outstanding facilities and teaching staff will ensure you get the most out of your learning. So get started on the path to the next stage of your career by taking your knowledge and skills to new heights.

We offer a range of Practice Development postgraduate qualifications, with specialisms across:

  • Acute and Critical Care;
  • Emergency Care;
  • Paramedic Practice;
  • Midwifery;
  • Occupational Health;
  • Palliative Care;
  • Respiratory Care;
  • and others.

Please check the course pages on the website to identify your area of specialism, with flexible course and module delivery methods making the most of technology so that you can combine study with your busy work and home life. Many of our modules and courses are available by distance learning, we also use blended learning (an approach which involves a mixture of face-to-face and online learning) and provide one-to-one support through our established personal tutor system.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months


part time
12-24 months


part time
24-36 months

Graduate Diploma

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
0845 606 1144