AdvDip(CPD) Advanced Professional Development in Health Care for Older Persons (HE6)

This advanced professional development course in Healthcare for Older Persons is a great opportunity for you to learn how to evaluate theories of ageing, and interpret population trends against predictions for healthcare provision for older people, in community and practice settings.

AdvDip(CPD) Advanced Professional Development in Health Care for Older Persons (HE6)

Course details

With our population getting older, health policymakers are focusing increasingly on person-centred care, addressing age discrimination, and promoting health and independence. This stand-alone course gives you the opportunity to explore the major topics associated with this important public health agenda.

We’ll guide you to examine older people’s various health needs, explore demographic changes, and study the impact that government policies have had on healthcare in practice settings. We’ll also support you to explore the older generations’ physical and mental-health needs, along with the strategies developed to meet those needs.

On successful completion, you’ll be able to demonstrate an understanding of the physical, psychological and social aspects of ageing.

This course encourages you to develop skills much sought-after by employers, and is designed to support your development as a healthcare professional. It’s also suitable if you’re working in the voluntary sector and have an interest in holistic approaches to care for older people.

  • Start date: 23/09/2019
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: AdvDip(CPD)
  • Duration: 14 weeks

Course highlights:

  • Our dedicated academic team brings extensive health and social care experience to the course content. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, they’re also currently engaged in highly relevant research, which means they can add valuable context and insight to your learning.
  • The course is part of a professional development framework, and you can use the credits you’ll gain by completing the course successfully towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Social Care).
  • The course is designed to provide the flexibility to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, we’ll encourage you to develop the skills, values and behaviours so popular with employers. These include action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect, and commitment to quality.

Key features:

  • The University of Bolton has been offering high-quality courses designed to meet the health and social care sector’s needs for over 30 years, so we have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to changes in the health and social care sector.
  • Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression aspect of Agenda for Change.
  • We review the course curriculum regularly to ensure we include and apply contemporary theories.

Entry requirements

  • Start date: 23/09/2019
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: AdvDip(CPD)
  • Duration: 14 weeks

You should be employed within the health, social or voluntary sectors.

You must hold an appropriate professional qualification; for example, nurse registration, a professional qualification for an allied health/social care profession (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work), or a Diploma in Counselling.

If English isn't your first language you'll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). Find out more

Fees & funding

No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or for more information

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

How to apply



Teaching & assessment


Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

  • Care of the Older Person

Assessment methods

Level Assessment method
Level One Coursework (100%)

Learning activities

Level Learning activity
Level One Guided independent study (76%), Scheduled learning and teaching activities (24%)

Contact The University

Key facts

  • Course type:
  • Start date:
  • Location:
    The University of Bolton
  • Award:
  • Duration:
    14 weeks

Contact us

Nyree Kendall
Programme Leader
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903776

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903903