School of health and social care

Applying

Find a course

If the course you are interested in belongs to the School of Health and Social Care, please follow these steps:

1.  Do you want to do a modular programme or just a one-off?

If you are intending to work towards a qualification by stacking up modules, your first step will be to get in touch with us.  We'll refer you to the appropriate module or programme lead to discuss your plans and come up with a pathway plan.  We'll help you decide on the most suitable modules for you, taking into account your professional and personal circumstances. As you go along, this plan can be flexible, but it helps to have an idea of what modules you will take along the way from the beginning.

If you would rather study just one module as a standalone course, there's no need for a pathway plan.  You can move straight on to considering your prior academic learning and professional experience. 

 


2. Tell us about your prior academic learning and professional experience...

You may be able to use your prior academic learning and professional experience to gain credit towards the specific programme you are interested in.  This process is called Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).  Further information about APEL is available from Academic Standards and Quality.

When you are making your application, it is helpful to mention your prior learning as it helps us to ensure the module is right for you.  You may also require prior learning in order to start the module or pathway.  Please note there is an administration fee for the APEL process request.  This is yet to be confirmed for 2019.

To discuss APEL with us, please get in touch.

3. Make your application.

Once you have had your pathway discussion, and if necessary spoken to us about APEL, you will need to fill out the appropriate application form:

 BSc programme application

 MSc programme application

Module application 

4. Submit your application and let us know about your funding

If you are unsure of how to fund your course, more information is available about your options on our CPD funding page.

Self-funder?

Please complete your application and send it to cpd@essex.ac.uk .  We will be in touch about how to make payments.

Funded by your employer?

Please obtain your line manager's signature once you have completed the application form.  You will need to include how payment will be made, and, if you work for the NHS, you will need to forward the application to your Education Liaison Manager for processing. If you do not work for the NHS, please get in touch.

Funded by a charitable organisation?

Please complete the application form with the signature of the person providing the funds and the way that they will be paying.  Then please send this to cpd@essex.ac.uk and we will let your sponsor know how to make payments.

What next?

Once we have received your signed and completed application, we will write to confirm if you have been successful in gain a place.