AdvDip(CPD) Minor Injuries (HE6)

If you’re a nursing or health and social care professional working in an area where patients present with minor injuries and accidents, our Advanced Professional Development course in Minor Injuries (Level HE6) is ideal. Our expert team will support you in developing the skills and excellent core knowledge needed to assess and manage emergency minor injury presentations effectively.

Minor Injuries (HE6)

Key information



Mode of Study:



14 weeks


University of Bolton

Start date:

To be confirmed

Course Details

This stand-alone advanced professional development course offered by the University of Bolton aims to build on your pre-existing knowledge of minor injuries. We’ll support you as you build your professional skills, confidence and autonomy, ready to manage patients who present with minor injuries and accidents.

Our dedicated team will guide you as you explore, investigate and learn to manage minor injury presentations. You’ll study the underpinning theory necessary to develop and understand the evidence-based management of minor injury presentations. Once you have successfully completed this course, you’ll be able to safely assess, investigate, manage and refer to specialities or discharge patients with minor injury presentations as an autonomous practitioner within your area of work.

We recommend you have core knowledge of minor injury presentations and how to treat them before embarking on this course.

  • Our dedicated academic team have a wealth of experience working in health and social care settings and are engaged in relevant research, bringing their expertise and passion for service excellence to their teaching.
  • The course is flexible and designed to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, you’ll be encouraged to develop employability skills, values and behaviours, such as the 6C’s, action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect and commitment to quality.
  • Upon successfully completing this course, you'll be awarded an Advanced Professional Development qualification in Minor Injuries worth 20 credits at Level HE6.
Key Features
  • We’ve been offering high-quality courses specifically designed to meet the needs of the health and social care sector for over 30 years.
  • We have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to change. 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 strand of Agenda for Change.
  • The course curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure that contemporary theories are adopted.
  • Your employer may give you financial support to undertake this course, or you may be self-funded. You’ll need your employer’s support to complete this qualification because you’ll need access to a clinical supervisor who will assess you in practice to help create your portfolio of evidence to fulfil the course requirements as outlined by the University.
  • Completing this course will enhance your problem-solving skills and demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning.

  • You must have an appropriate health and social care related qualification; for example, registered nurse, assistant practitioner, allied health professional, or paramedic.
  • To complete the portfolio element of the assessment for this course, you must have current relevant employment in an A&E or minor injuries unit and access to appropriate supervision at work.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
  • Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.

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.

This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of minor injuries.

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.

This advanced professional development course uses a blended learning approach. Face-to-face theory-based sessions will develop your knowledge of each topic, with opportunities for interaction and simulation. This approach helps ensure you gain a comprehensive foundation in the management of minor injuries. Individual tutorials aim to meet your individual learning needs.

As well as lectures and tutorials, a range of relevant web-based resources will be available via Moodle, the University's virtual learning environment. You’ll be expected to undertake self-directed study and build on the knowledge you’ve gained in the theory sessions in your area of work. These activities will ensure you fully develop the underpinning knowledge required to complete the assessments.

Formative assessment will support your learning but does not contribute to your final mark. You’ll receive feedback from your tutors and peers that allows you to reflect on your progress and identify what you are doing well and where you may need extra help. Summative assessment will involve a written case study and structured clinical assessments. These coursework elements will contribute to your final mark.

  • Minor Injuries
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 100%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 76%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 24%


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.

Meet the team

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

Suzanne Masterman

+44 (0)1204 903808

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

+44 (0)1204 903903

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