Academic Advice Sessions

Why Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

CPD is seen as an essential requirement for professionals employed in any healthcare setting and lifelong learning is an investment that links closely to the quality and standards of care provided. This has been reinforced in the recommendations made in the Francis Report and organisations that provide healthcare services need to ensure that their professional workforce meets the CPD requirements of professional registration and provide evidence of contemporary knowledge and practice. Having the ability and insight to manage self-development and professional growth is seen by employers as a key strength contributing to improving the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of patient care delivery.

What we offer

The Institute of Health offers a range of CPD opportunities designed to link academic study directly to practice; our emphasis is on enhancing the quality of the service user experience by improving knowledge and skills, and encouraging and supporting initiatives for service improvement. Updating and extending knowledge and skills is essential to:

  • professional updating
  • maintaining competent professional practice
  • demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an ever-changing climate
  • greater responsibility through clinical leadership and decision making
  • supporting quality services and safeguarding the public
  • developing capabilities in problem-solving, accessing information and the ability for an organisation to continue to learn

We offer a range of accredited study days, short courses, modules and courses/awards. No matter what the choice, you can be assured that the emphasis will be on linking learning to actions and theory to practice, in order that continuing education is relevant, up-to-date and enhances the quality of care in the real world.

Academic advice

We understand that the higher education credit system can be difficult to navigate between different institutions; it can be difficult to keep track of credits and understand when and how they can be counted towards studies and awards. In order to help you with this, we provide an opportunity for those who are wishing to apply for a course within Institute of Health and our standalone module students who would like some advice help and guidance.

Appointments must be booked and it is best to bring any certificates, letters or other evidence of your studies with you in order to receive appropriate advice.  Appointments are for 30 minutes.

Forthcoming sessions for BSc and BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies top up

Monday 12 August 2019 (Morning) Walsall Campus FULL
Monday 16th September 2019 (Morning) Walsall Campus Available
Monday 21st October 2019 (Morning) Walsall Campus Available

Request an appointment

Contact 01902 518803 to request an appointment for an academic advice session or email