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Short courses and CPD

Courses for professional and personal development

We offer short courses and CPD - or continuing professional development - that include:

- Courses to update your current qualifications in healthcare, social work, teaching or CPR and first aid

- English courses to prepare you to study at Middlesex if English isn't your first language.

- Professional development training to enhance the skills of staff in your organisation.

Find a course

Use the A-Z to browse our courses, modules and study days or explore the subject area you're interested in below.


Healthcare and social work courses

The School of Health and Social care has a well-established, long-standing reputation for providing high-quality education and training and undertaking cutting edge research. A wide variety of continuing professional (CPD) courses are provided for the health and social care workforce.

Why come to Middlesex University for your CPD ?

Studying a CPD course with us at Middlesex means you’ll get access to our industry-leading and collaborative programmes. Our course development is based on collaboration with our practice partners and service users and is delivered in state of the art facilities.

We also make a point to recognise prior learning wherever that has taken place which is why you can transfer credit gained  from Middlesex University or another HEI’s modules or programmes and claim for learning which is more than 5 years old. You can also claim for learning from experience if you choose to.

Some other reasons to study your CPD with us at Middlesex:

  • Our focus is  on work-related and practice-based learning
  • We offer a CPD consultancy and advice service
  • We have CPD link tutor system
  • We have a dedicated personal tutor service
  • You receive a free online reading textbook for every module which you study

Courses are available for:

  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Associates
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Care Sector Workers

We also run courses with an inter-professional focus enabling nurses, nursing associates, midwives, mental health workers, care sector workers to learn together and from each other.

The type of CPD that we offer varies:

  • Non-credit bearing: bite size, study days, short courses
  • Credit bearing: stand-alone CPD modules  and programmes available at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  • Organisational accreditation of in-house provision
  • Bespoke provision designed to meet specific organisational workforce development needs

Delivering our CPD

However your CPD is delivered whether online (on-demand and/or live sessions) or face to face in the skills laboratory or the classroom, or a combination of both, you will benefit from one to one and group support from your tutor and peer support from your colleagues.

How to apply

Apply for a CPD module or programme

If you are applying for a CPD module or programme, please complete the Nursing and Midwifery CPD application

Apply for a study day

To take part in our study days, get in touch with your interest.

Contact Us

Our healthcare and social work courses are currently under review. Should you have any questions about specific courses on offer please contact:Contact our CPD team

Nursing and Midwifery Dr. Venetia Brown
020 8411 6732
Mental Health Herbert Mwebe
020 8411 6046
Social Work Diane Apeah-Kubi
020 8411 4043

Or contact our CPD team for more general questions or queries at the button below.

CPR, first aid and medical emergencies

The ability to react fast to an injury or emergency in the workplace is a key skill for any employee or manager.

We offer CPR and first aid courses with qualifications approved by Qualsafe Awards, an awarding organisation recognised by Ofqual.

Book first aid courses

*These courses are QA approved

Book medical emergency courses

We also offer other courses, such as paediatric first aid. Get more information by contacting our team.

What you need to know

  • You must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline to join the course.
  • For most employers, an employer risk assessment will be needed to assess how much first aid cover is needed for your workplace. Get more information on employers' first aid requirements at the HSE website.
  • Courses can be run in your workplace or in our purpose-built skills centre on our Hendon Campus.

Make a group booking

Prices for group bookings are available on request. Please email our team to enquire.

Short English courses

We provide English courses for international students who are coming to the UK to study to help you prepare.


Our Intensive IELTS Preparation Programme will help you prepare for taking an IELTS exam. This course is open to everyone - not just students of Middlesex University.

Find out more about IELTS 2021

Pre-sessional English courses

These courses can help you improve your English before you begin studying at Middlesex in the UK. Courses take place over the summer before term starts and the length of your course will depend on your level of English.

Find out about our pre-sessional programmes

CPD for teachers

CPD short courses for primary and early years teachers

We provide a range of innovative CPD courses to help you keep up to speed with changing national priorities and remain creative with your teaching.

Short courses for primary and early years teachers

CPD for teachers and education workers

You can study individual modules from our MA Education and MA Leading Inclusive Education as short courses.

Studying master's modules in education

Interpreting and translation courses

Understanding what other cultures have to say is more important than ever in a fast-changing world. Our expert-led courses provide you with the theory and practical skills to develop your career in professional interpreting and translation.

Studying interpreting and translation

Development opportunities for your staff

We have worked with employers to develop a number of courses that ensure staff are able to adapt to changing industries, learn relevant skills and become efficient managers.

CPD within your organisation

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