You will be required to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing the first module of your course (distance learning students excepted). Induction days are running in Carlisle on 15 September 2015, 05 January 2016, 22 March 2016 and in Lancaster on 16 and 17 September 2015 (you only need to attend one date), 07 January 2016, 24 March 2016. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years, the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Why study with us?

Are you looking for continuing professional development to enhance your skills in caring for children and young people? Come and study modules that are directly related to Paediatric Practice, taught by experts in this field. This award is designed for practitioners who work in an environment that involves them in the care of children and young people, and their families, but who do not hold a formal paediatric qualification.


What can this course lead to?

Having completed this University Advanced Diploma in Practice Development: Paediatric Practice, you could use this as 60 credits towards a top-up degree in BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice or BSc (Hons) Practice Development.

Resources and facilities

We are amongst the UK’s leading health and social care faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff.

If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.


If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.

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