AdvDip(CPD) Advanced Professional Development in Health Care for Older Persons (HE6)

This advanced professional development course in Healthcare for Older Persons is a great opportunity for you to learn how to evaluate theories of ageing, and interpret population trends against predictions for healthcare provision for older people, in community and practice settings.

Advanced Professional Development in Health Care for Older Persons (HE6)

Key information



Mode of Study:



14 weeks


The University of Bolton

Start date:

To be confirmed

Course Details

With our population getting older, health policymakers are focusing increasingly on person-centred care, addressing age discrimination, and promoting health and independence. This stand-alone course gives you the opportunity to explore the major topics associated with this important public health agenda.

We’ll guide you to examine older people’s various health needs, explore demographic changes, and study the impact that government policies have had on healthcare in practice settings. We’ll also support you to explore the older generations’ physical and mental-health needs, along with the strategies developed to meet those needs.

On successful completion, you’ll be able to demonstrate an understanding of the physical, psychological and social aspects of ageing.

This course encourages you to develop skills much sought-after by employers, and is designed to support your development as a healthcare professional. It’s also suitable if you’re working in the voluntary sector and have an interest in holistic approaches to care for older people.

  • Our dedicated academic team brings extensive health and social care experience to the course content. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, they’re also currently engaged in highly relevant research, which means they can add valuable context and insight to your learning.
  • The course is part of a professional development framework, and you can use the credits you’ll gain by completing the course successfully towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Social Care).
  • The course is designed to provide the flexibility to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, we’ll encourage you to develop the skills, values and behaviours so popular with employers. These include action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect, and commitment to quality.
Key Features
  • The University of Bolton has been offering high-quality courses designed to meet the health and social care sector’s needs for over 30 years, so we have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to changes in the health and social care sector.
  • Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression aspect of Agenda for Change.
  • We review the course curriculum regularly to ensure we include and apply contemporary theories.
Professional recognition

Want some reassurance or advice? Speak to one of our advisors. Email us at or call us on +44 (0)1204 903 394.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.

Course fees

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on for information.

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.


Click here for more information about the scholarships and bursaries available to University of Bolton undergraduate students.

For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

  • Care of the Older Person
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 100%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 76%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 24%

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Trish Houghton
Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery

+44 (0)1204 903756

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

+44 (0)1204 903903

Postgraduate Options

MSc Health and Social Care

Mode of study
3 Years

The University of Bolton


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