CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses allow you to gain relevant professional qualifications that support your career ambitions. On a CPD course you will focus on a specific area of your profession, and develop your knowledge and skills.

CPD SUBJECT AREAS

Most CPD courses are designed to be studied part-time, so you can continue working. A CPD qualification demonstrates your professional dedication. It can qualify you for more senior positions and help you to progress in your career.

The University of Bolton is pleased to provide on-going support for fast rising professionals in a variety of sectors. Whether you’ve studied with us before or are brand new to the University of Bolton, we can offer the support needed to ensure you maintain leading edge skills to keep you at the forefront of knowledge and techniques within your specialised sector. Click on the links below to find out more about your subject area.

BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING

The University of Bolton has been approved as a Gold status ACCA Approved Learning Partner for the delivery of all stages of the ACCA Professional Papers Programme. You can study the following ACCA Papers with us:

ACCA Fundamental Papers F4-F9
ACCA Professional Papers Programme

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COMMUNITY, YOUTH & EARLY YEARS

Community, Youth and Early Years offers a wide range of professional development courses which are designed to fit your current and future roles as you progress through your career. For more information follow the link below.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Our courses are designed to serve not only the needs of professionals working in the health and social care sector, but also those working in the wider education, youth development and physical activity sectors, and offer students a greater appreciation of the need for inter-agency and multidisciplinary working. Follow the link to view a full list of our courses and programmes.

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PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology offers professional development courses which enable graduates who wish to join the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Psychological Studies, but who do not have sufficient background in the subject (60 previous credits in psychology) to be accepted directly onto the PgDip. Visit the page below for more information.

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TEACHER TRAINING & EDUCATION

We offer a number of professional development courses in teacher training and education. Our excellent range of courses are flexible, as the modular programmes are designed to fit around professional working commitments; and facilitate the development of up-to-date skills necessary for current educators. Find our full course list using the link below.

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Destination Bolton?

At the University of Bolton, we are committed to providing a high quality, teaching-intensive learning environment that provides individual and personal support and unique opportunities to develop the skills and interests of each and every one of our students. Our number one mission is to be a distinctive “Teaching Intensive and Research Informed” university known for the quality of our staff, our facilities and our links to employment sectors.

To find out more about studying in Bolton, visit the Bolton Experience page.

Fees & Funding

Due to the nature of our CPD programmes, each course and/or modules fees vary. Please see your subject area page for more information.

Studying a CPD course is a worthwhile investment in your career and there are many ways to fund a CPD course, here are some of the most common:

  • Self-funding
  • Employer sponsored
  • Professional and career development bank loans

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