School of Allied Health and Midwifery

Postgraduate Credit Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH)

Postgraduate Credit
Start date(s)
18 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (1 year)
Campus location
University: City Campus
School of Allied Health and Midwifery
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Why choose this course?

This is a highly specialised course that will enable you to demonstrate to employers and potential employers your knowledge and skills relevant to working in contraception and sexual health services. It will provide the theoretical and evidence based underpinning to contemporary CASH practice and helps you to develop new approaches to client care. The practice competencies are based on a nationally recognised framework for practice which identifies a high standard and quality of care in this area.

It is suitable for professionals from a variety of settings including midwifery, CASH and GUM (genito-urinary medicine) services, school nursing, practice nursing, gynaecology and youth services.

Please note that the CASH course is not running in academic year 2021/22

What happens on the course?

Find our Module(s) below.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

As a result of undertaking this course you will have advanced knowledge and skills desirable to fulfill an essential role in contraception / sexual health services. This course equips you to work in any relevant service ; previous students have been employed in a range of settings including midwifery, CASH and GUM (genito-urinary medicine) services, school nursing, practice nursing, gynaecology and youth services.

On completion of this course you may be eligible to undertake further training in advanced practice such as insertion and removal of the intrauterine devices and Implanon device.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £1777 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • You must be a qualified nurse, midwife or allied health professional with appropriate current professional role in sexual health or a wish to develop in this area of practice.
  • If you have trained as a nurse or midwife overseas or are an international applicant you must provide evidence of IELT 7.0 or above and where relevant, evidence of current NMC registered status to practice in the UK.
  • If seeking financial / practice support from an employer you must have agreed this in advance of the application. You must be able to achieve the practice competencies associated with this course either in your current workplace; if you require a placement to be arranged there will be additional costs payable to the practice placement directly. Your course leader will be able to advise you on this.
  • If you have completed previous relevant study at another Higher Education Institution you may be eligible for exemption from the theoretical component of the course (your Course Leader will advise you).
  • You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously known as the criminal record check via the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)).

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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