Continuing professional development and short courses

Within our faculty we offer a range of innovative and exciting continuing professional development (CPD) modules and workshops to benefit your professional development and help achieve your career goals. Our entire CPD portfolio is in line with current practice and delivered by a team of professionals.

All of our health and social care courses embrace the NHS values (Department of Health, 2013). Developed by patients, public and NHS staff, the NHS values (working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts) underpin our teaching and aspiration to share knowledge and understanding.

Ongoing development needs are moving rapidly with the times for newly qualified and more established teachers, professional practitioners, and lecturers. There are increasing demands for tailored Masters degrees in education, and learning and teaching, PhD and professional doctorate studies.

Our Department of Education offers a wide range of courses for professionals in early years education and other professionals in work-based contexts. New, exciting courses include the MA Early Childhood Studies and the MA Early Years Professional Practice.


Bespoke training

We can tailor many of our modules and workshops to meet specific needs, providing completely bespoke training solutions for organisations either on site or at a venue of your choice.


Catherine Lee

Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust

At Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust, we encourage our staff to listen to our patients, to challenge the status quo, and to lead compassionate care delivery. We know that can require courageous leadership decisions and so in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University we have designed bespoke sessions to support our staff to deliver leadership in action.

Facilitated sessions have led to our staff making changes to improve the patient experience, and for our patients this means their voice is being heard. Staff who have benefited from the courses have described their learning as inspirational, excellent and motivating. We are working with our educational partners at the university constantly to evaluate and respond to the national changes such as the recommendations set out in the Francis report. Leadership is key in delivering our aim of putting our patients first and foremost, and Anglia Ruskin University are helping us to achieve this.

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Course Title Location(s)    
Adult Acute Care Level 6 Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House)
Adult Acute Care Level 7 Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House)
Adult Dysphagia Training for Healthcare Professionals Chelmsford
Advanced Clinical Practice for Breast Care Practitioners Cambridge
Advanced Clinical Reasoning
Advanced Communication Skills St Helena Hospice
Advanced Life Support (ALS) Chelmsford
Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House)
Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Chelmsford
Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment Cambridge, Chelmsford
Advancing Professional Decision Making Cambridge
An Introduction to Working Systemically With Individuals, Couples and Families Huntingdon
Antenatal and Newborn Screening Distance Learning
Assessing and Managing Risk Chelmsford
Basic Counselling Chelmsford
Becoming a Professionally Capable Practitioner Cambridge, Chelmsford
Breastfeeding Management Workshop
Cardiac Arrhythmias: Analysis, Interpretation and Management
Cardiac Pacing Workshop
Cardiac Rehabilitation Chelmsford
Care of the Patient Undergoing Anaesthesia Cambridge, Chelmsford
Care of the Person with Chronic Kidney Disease Cambridge
Caring for Children and Young People with Cancer
Caring for People with Dementia Cambridge, Chelmsford
Catheterisation Chelmsford
Cervical Screening Chelmsford
Cervical Screening Theory and Practice Chelmsford
Children and Bereavement St Helena Hospice
Clinical Assessment Skills for Health Professionals Cambridge, Chelmsford
Clinical Awareness for Healthcare Support Workers Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House)
Clinical Supervision Workshop Clacton, Colchester
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - 3 Day Introductory Workshop Chelmsford
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 3 Day Intermediate Workshop Chelmsford
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Three-Day Enhanced Level Workshop Chelmsford
Collaborative Practice for Integrated Care Cambridge
Communication Skills in End of Life Care St Helena Hospice
Community Formulary Prescribing Module (V150) Chelmsford
Community Formulary Prescribing Update (V150) Fulbourn
Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100) Level 6 Cambridge
Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100) Level 7 Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House)
Contraception and Sexual Health Update Day Cambridge
Core Concepts in Teaching and Learning Cambridge
Critical Policy Review Chelmsford
Curricular and Structural Concepts For Lifelong Learning Cambridge, Chelmsford
Customer Care and Dignity in Health and Social Care Settings workshop Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House)
Decontamination Of Flexible Endoscopes - Non Credited Distance Learning
Decontamination of Flexible Endoscopes Credited Distance Learning
Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices (non-credited) Distance Learning
Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices - Credited Distance Learning
Early Years Teacher Status
ECG Workshop Cambridge, Chelmsford
Educational Leadership for Professional Practice
Educational Practice for Professional Learning for NMC Registrants Cambridge
Emergency Care Chelmsford
Enabling Leadership in Health Care Cambridge
Enhanced Assessment in Mental Health Distance Learning
Enhanced Physical Skills in Mental Health Cambridge
Enhancing Neonatal Practice Cambridge
Essential Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis Skills Chelmsford
Evidenced-Based Interventions in Mental Health Distance Learning
Facilitating and Enabling Groups in a Workplace Setting
Facilitating Groups in Health and Social Care Settings Chelmsford
Facing Death, Patients, Families and Professionals St Helena Hospice
Facing Death, Patients, Families and Professionals St Helena Hospice
Family Planning Appreciation Workshop Chelmsford
Focused Echocardiography in Emergency Life Support (FEEL) Chelmsford
Foundations in Burns and Plastic Surgery Care Chelmsford
Getting to Grips with CPD - Recording the evidence for HCPC Cambridge
Global Leadership Cambridge, Chelmsford
Having Tricky Conversations Fulbourn
High Dependency and Intensive Care of the Newborn Cambridge, Chelmsford
High Dependency Care of the Acutely Ill Child Cambridge
Holistic Assessment & Care Workshop Cambridge, Chelmsford
ILS Instructor Course (ILSi) Chelmsford
Immediate Life Support (ILS)
Immunisation and Vaccination Update (half day)
Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Update (V300)
Independent Learning Module (ILM)
Intensive Care Nursing of the Critically Ill Child Cambridge
Introduction to Immunisation & Vaccination - Full Day
Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care St Helena Hospice
Issues in Contraceptive and Reproductive Sexual Health Chelmsford
Law and Ethics in Health and Social Care Level 6 Cambridge
Law and Ethics in Health and Social Care Level 7 Cambridge
Leadership Practice in Health & Social Care Cambridge, Chelmsford
Learning Disability Workshop
Major Project 60 credits (Level 7 Compulsory Degree Module) Cambridge
Making Every Contact Count
Management of Individuals with Long Term Medical Conditions Chelmsford
Management of Patients with Diabetes Cambridge, Chelmsford
Management of the Person Requiring Cardiac Care Papworth Hospital
Mentorship Preparation (15 Credits) Basildon, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Peterborough (Guild House)
Mentorship Preparation (30 credits) Basildon, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Peterborough (Guild House)
Mentorship Preparation (no credit) Basildon, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Peterborough (Guild House)
Mentorship Work-Based Approach Basildon, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Work-Based Learning
Motivational Interviewing Chelmsford
National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) (was Examination of the Newborn) Cambridge, Chelmsford
Newborn Life Support (NLS) Chelmsford
Non-Medical and Community Nurse Prescribing Update (V100, V150, V300) Cambridge, Chelmsford
Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House)
Nutrition and Hydration and Awareness Workshop Chelmsford
Outcome Focused Recovery Chelmsford
Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS)
Pain & Symptom Management in Palliative Care St Helena Hospice
Patient Care in the Operating Room Chelmsford
Perioperative Advances in Safe and Effective Patient Care Cambridge, Chelmsford
Post Anaesthetic and Acute Care Chelmsford
Practice in Contraceptive and Reproductive Sexual Health Chelmsford
Practice Learning, Supervision and Assessment Cambridge, Chelmsford
Pre-Hospital Obstetric Emergency Training (POET) Provider Course Chelmsford
Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support (PHPLS) Chelmsford
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Chelmsford
Preparing for Masters Study - Bridging Module Chelmsford
Prevention and Management of Infection
Prevention and Management of Leg Ulceration Fulbourn
Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Workshop Chelmsford
Principles of Conscious Sedations for Healthcare Professionals Distance Learning
Principles of Orthopaedic Care Cambridge, Chelmsford
Principles of Palliative Care St Helena Hospice
Principles of Respiratory and Thoracic Care Fulbourn
Promotion of Continence and Management of Incontinence Chelmsford
Promotion of Continence Study Day Chelmsford
Reminiscence Work
Research and Critical Thinking Distance Learning
Research Methodology, Design and Process Cambridge, Chelmsford
Research Methodology, Design and Process (For Palliative Care Students) Colchester
Research Studies Cambridge, Chelmsford
Respiratory Management in Primary and Secondary Care Fulbourn
Rotherham Ear Care study day Cambridge, Chelmsford
Safe Transfer and Retrieval (STaR) Provider Course Chelmsford
Safeguarding Children and Young People Cambridge
Solution Focused Brief Therapy Chelmsford
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Workshop Chelmsford
Special and Transitional Care of the Newborn
Specialist Clinical Practice in Palliative Care St Helena Hospice
Spirituality in the Healthcare Context St Helena Hospice
Substance Misusing Parents Distance Learning
Supporting Learning in the Clinical Environment (SLICE)
Surgical First Assistant Chelmsford
Symptom Management in Palliative Care St Helena Hospice
Systemic Practice in Applied Social Work Cambridge
The Care and Management of Haematology Patients Cambridge, Chelmsford
The Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia Cambridge, Chelmsford
The Recovery Approach: Understanding Personal Recovery from Mental Ill-Health Cambridge
Transition to Primary Care Level 6 Chelmsford, Fulbourn
Transition to Primary Care Level 7 Chelmsford, Fulbourn
Undergraduate Major Project (Allied Health & Medicine) Cambridge, Chelmsford, Fulbourn, Peterborough (Guild House)
Undergraduate Major Project (Primary & Public Health)
Undergraduate Major Project Acute Cambridge, Chelmsford, Fulbourn, Peterborough (Guild House)
Understanding Cancer Treatment Modalities Cambridge, Chelmsford
Understanding Diabetes Module Peterborough (Guild House)
Understanding Diabetes: Three-day Introductory Workshop Peterborough (Guild House)
Universal Work with Children and Families (Theory)
Working with Confused Communication using the V.E.R.A Framework Colchester
Working with People in Situations of Loss Chelmsford
Working with People who have Dementia
Wound Management Chelmsford
Wound Management Workshop Cambridge
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