Build Your Own Award – Career Development
BSc (Hons) Professional Practice
MA Advanced Practice
MA Leading and Developing Services
Welcome to Continuing Professional Development at Bournemouth University, where you can build your own academic award by undertaking bite-sized chunks of study over time to develop ‘the skills and confidence to work effectively in an increasingly complex working environment’ (Department of Health 2012 p15). Our CPD Framework has been developed with a ‘pick and mix’ approach and is open to all health and social care professions with units emphasising work based learning along with academic study.
Although there are a large number of units within the CPD Framework, should you wish to take a unit(s) from another Post registration/Post Qualifying award at degree (level 6) or Masters (level 7) levels it/they can be transferred into your CPD award. Whichever units you take you should be able to relate the theory to your practice area, and for this reason you must be in practice at least 20 hours a week. Some units may be more health service focused, whereas others may have social work/social care emphasis, and there are leadership and management units to suit all professions. Some units also lead to recognition by professional regulators and professional bodies.
The NC is the leading provider of specialist CPD awards in AMHP and BIA qualifications, covering 25% and 30% of local authorities in England respectively.
All CPD Enquiries:
Phone: +44 (0) 1202 964765
Dr Lynne RutterSenior Lecturer
Jenny BigmoreLecturer and Programme Leader
Mike LyneSenior Lecturer
Kate HoweSenior Lecturer
Jo ParkerSenior Lecturer
Dr Sally LeeLecturer
Professor Lee-Ann FengeDirector of the Centre of Seldom Heard Voices, Marginalisation and Societal Integration / Research Lead for the NCPQSWPP