School of Health and Social Care

Continuing Professional Development

Developing your career

Here at Essex we pride ourselves on providing courses that equip our students for the ever-evolving health and social care sector.

Our learning opportunities are flexible and can be tailored to meet your professional development needs. Take a look through our portfolio of courses below to find out what we have to offer.

If you are looking to complete a postgraduate qualification we offer several pathways that help you learn around your commitments. If you want to ensure our modules will fit around your other commitments, our module calendar for 2019/20 (.PDF) and the calendar for 2020/21 (.PDF) list start and end dates for modules, as well as anticipated assessment hand-in dates.

For employers and CPD decision makers, we have a quick guide mapping the HEE Workforce Development Priority Theme Areas to our courses.

Not found what you are looking for? We also offer bespoke courses.

Our CPD Modules

Specialist clinical practice

Musculoskeletal assessment and ultrasound imaging

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Our 2019-20 module calendar

Find out about our application deadlines, module start dates, our teaching and assessment methods, and the assignment hand in dates.

Download our module calendar


Returning to full-time education doesn't suit everyone, so we've created flexible CPD learning pathways that allow you to stack modules to build your own qualification.

We have both undergraduate and postgraduate pathways available, allowing you to pick modules that match your professional needs. You'll find that how our modules are delivered varies (e.g. on campus, online, etc), and when they are delivered, so you can plan your studying around your existing commitments.

You can take the following pathways:

View our pathways map (.PDF) to find out more about how you can build modules towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.

These modular pathways are not currently eligible for funding from Student Finance. Take a look at other funding options that may be available to you.

Bespoke CPD

If you've taken a look already through our CPD courses but can't find something that 'ticks the box', then something bespoke may be more appropriate.

We have a wide range of clinical and academic health and social care expertise within our School, which means we're well placed to offer specialist workshops and bespoke training in addition to our existing portfolio of modules and pathways.

If you have an idea in mind of what you are looking for, then please get in touch ( to discuss it further.

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