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For qualified healthcare professionals

Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)

Our study days, workshops and bespoke educational programmes cover a wide range of health-related subjects in a variety of specialist areas. Our commitment to the advancement of cutting edge, evidence-based practice is reflected throughout the teaching and learning process, enabling us to remain at the pinnacle of 21st century healthcare education, training and consultancy.

Our provision has been developed in conjunction with a range of healthcare providers to aid the continuing personal and professional development (CPPD) of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

The range and flexibility of offering is designed to support quality care provision within a variety of healthcare settings; the development of new roles and skills; to further develop clinical leadership skills and provide an underpinning for academic clinical careers.

For those returning to education, an understanding of the academic structure (see academic progression table) may help prospective practitioners to identify the appropriate level for study.

Whilst practitioners may register for an academic award or a module (usually 15 or 30 credits), modules may also be undertaken on a free-standing basis by any practitioner as part of their professional development. However, practitioners who have started on a programme of study may not be able to take free-standing modules.

Practitioners who request to undertake more than 15 credits on a freestanding basis will normally be referred to a programme leader, where further discussion can then take place regarding an appropriate level of study.

When thinking about undertaking CPPD it is important to consider the amount of self-directed work required for each module (at least 75 hours for every 15 credits). 

Our provision includes:

Free standing modules

Many of the modules offered within our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are available as free standing modules. This means that you can enrol in one module, or more if you choose, without enrolling in a full programme – giving you the flexibility to study at a pace that is suitable to you, your individual workload and lifestyle.

Study Days

A large number of study days are offered by the Faculty addressing a diverse range of topics. Some Study Days focus on the development and enhancement of clinical skills whilst others concentrate on increasing knowledge and evidence for best practice. Relevant to both NHS and private health care staff, Study Days are underpinned by current policy, theory and practice.

For those returning to study, we offer study skills support workshops covering areas such as essay planning, referencing and independent learning.

Please note that for non-contract students our Study Days will attract a fee with places reserved on receipt of payment. 

Bespoke education and consultancy services

We offer bespoke education and consultancy services across all of our areas of expertise that can be tailored to reflect the needs of the commissioning organisation. Bespoke education can be conducted at King’s or a venue of the client’s choice, as desired.


Our masterclasses are world class events providing an exciting opportunity for practitioners to advance their knowledge by sharing their experiences and learning from national and international experts in their specialised field.

Typically held over the course of two days, practitioners are able to explore the latest research findings, as well as explore common challenges and share examples of best practice relevant to their area of practice.

Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning is a process through which academic credit can be gained for learning undertaken in the workplace. Find out more. 

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