Professional development

Our CPPD Portfolio includes a range of programmes, modules, study days and bespoke projects that have all been designed to meet the needs of our service colleagues

LSBU is the largest provider of CPPD for the health and social care workforce in the South East and is proud of its high reputation in the field.

Programmes are designed and implemented in collaboration with industry needs to ensure we support workforce development that is fit for today and leads innovation in the future.

Most of these programmes are clinically focused and increasingly work-based. Our complete CPPD Porfolio is designed to be flexible and offer a variety of delivery modes, including e-learning, and all are underpinned by a robust research and practice-based culture.

Why choose LSBU?

Fantastic facilities

Our Central London facilities provide an ideal environment for clinical skills development and simulation learning. The skills laboratories and lecture rooms are equipped for teaching a variety of skills in a safe environment, allowing participants to develop high levels of competence and confidence under close supervision. Read more about our facilities in our Story Finder.

Preparing the healthcare workforce of tomorrow

We offer programmes for all levels of healthcare staff. From study days and foundation degrees for staff working in bands 1-4, through to top-up degrees, specialist modules, Master's programmes and professional doctorates for a variety of healthcare professionals. Our flexible, modular approach to CPPD allows individuals to study and reach their goals at their own pace.

Easy online application

Our online application system allows you to find CPPD opportunities and apply quickly (without the need to fill out lots of paperwork). The system requires the sponsoring organisation to approve the application, ensuring employer involvement from the outset. Read our CPPD Portfolio and complete an application.

Feedback and monitoring for employers

Our online reporting system allows you to monitor the uptake of academic programme and student progression. Employers receive monthly reports from our system and each employer is allocated a customer account manager to oversee this process.

Programmes delivered by clinical experts

Undertaking CPPD at LSBU means learning from experts with excellent knowledge and clinical skills in their area of speciality. Many of our academic staff hold joint posts between LSBU and some of London's most prestigious hospitals and healthcare services.

Bespoke provision

If you can't find a CPPD module that suits the needs of your workforce, we offer a variety of bespoke opportunities, created in partnership with managers, that meet the demands of healthcare's ever-changing climate.

Research Opportunities

Our expertise covers all branches of nursing, midwifery, public health and health promotion, occupational therapy, traditional Chinese medicine and social work. Read more about research degrees at LSBU.

What an NHS Partner says about us

LSBU enables staff at every level to realise their potential to deliver high quality care to all.

Sarah Connor, Professional Development Lead, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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50% of our pre-registration education is delivered practically through on-site placements, which offer a vital part of a student's professional development. That's why we are so proud to partner with some of the very best hospitals and Trusts across London and the South East.

Placement partners