AdvDip(CPD) Negotiated Studies (HE6)

If you want to deepen your knowledge of a specific area of health and social care, our stand-alone Negotiated Studies short course can support you in broadening your skillset and pursuing your career ambitions. You can negotiate a bespoke course of study tailored to your professional development needs.

Negotiated Studies (HE6)

Key information



Mode of Study:



15 weeks


University of Bolton

Start date:

To be confirmed

Course Details

The University of Bolton's professional development course in Negotiated Studies aims to help you develop knowledge and skills for a specific aspect of your role that will benefit you and your employer. You can choose the area of focus. You may wish to explore a particular issue affecting your work, develop your clinical skills or pursue further study. We'll work with your employer (where possible) to negotiate appropriate learning outcomes and assessment strategies. You'll also have the opportunity to outline plans for your own development and negotiate a programme of study that meets the necessary criteria.

During the work-based programme, you'll be largely responsible for your learning and demonstrating your achievements. We'll also expect you to review your development and assessment plans critically.

  • Our dedicated staff have a wealth of experience working in health and social care settings and engaging in relevant research. We aim to reflect this expertise and passion for service excellence through our teaching.
  • This course is designed to be beneficial for your career while also meeting your employer's needs.
  • You'll have the opportunity to access all University's facilities, including the IT suites, library and student support services.
  • Designed to help you achieve your potential and enjoy your work, the course aims to equip you with the skills and understanding for a successful and rewarding career in healthcare.
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.
  • As you study this course, we'll encourage you to develop employability skills, values and behaviours, such as collaboration, self-awareness and life-long learning.
  • We review our courses regularly to ensure we incorporate contemporary theories and advancements.
  • Your employer may give you financial support to undertake this course, or you may be self-funded.
  • When you successfully complete this course, the University of Bolton will award you an Advanced Diploma of CPD in Negotiated Studies worth 20 credits at Level HE6.

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

Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £800 for the academic year 2024/25.

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 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 for EU students web page 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.


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

Please contact Admissions by telephone on 01204 903903 or email

University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton, BL3 5AB
United Kingdom

Tel: 01204 903903

International applications are not possible for this course

As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.

We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.

You'll need to attend lectures that introduce the aims and objectives of the programme. They will help you establish a learning framework that will support you in meeting the programme's learning outcomes.

To help you achieve your personal and professional goals, your supervisor will offer support and advice on developing your area of study through a series of individual tutorials. We adopt a blended learning and teaching style, including online delivery and engagement where appropriate.

You'll have the opportunity to submit a sample of work to meet one or more of the learning outcomes. We expect you to complete this formative assessment and will offer you feedback so you can see what you have done well and identify areas that need further development.

  • Negotiated Studies
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 100%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 95%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 5%


The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

Programme Contacts

Helen Lord
Programme Lead

+44 (0)1204 903722

CPD Health Team
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

+44 (0)1204 903903


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