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Post-Experience & Postgraduate Study


CETAD is a centre for excellence in work based learning offering a new model of higher education.

We offer a range of qualifications at postgraduate level which are designed to be tailored to your individual development needs. You don't necessarily need a first degree to apply as we value learning from experience as well as formal study. In fact you may be able to make a claim for advanced standing for your prior learning. Modules can also be taken as freestanding short courses.

Our programmes offer a wide range of subject choice and flexibility to plan your programme of study to fit with your individual and work circumstances, including options for studying entirely online. We encourage you to book a no-obligation Personal Planning Session to determine your personalised route. 

CETAD Programme options include:

Professional Practice (Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters Degree) - the most flexible negotiated option built around real workplace projects.

Professional Development (Postgraduate Certificate with progression to Diploma or Masters Degree) - choose from our range of modules in line with your specific development needs.

Leadership and Management (Postgraduate Certificate with progression to Diploma or Masters Degree) - module choices related to the leadership and management of organisations, teams and individuals.

Organisation Development (Postgraduate Certificate with progression to Diploma or Masters Degree) - with a focus on how to develop organisations.


Those working in healthcare sectors can enrol on any of the above and in addition we offer these specialised options:

Leadership and Management (Health Care) (Postgraduate Certificate with progression to Diploma or Masters Degree) - explore leadership and management specifically as it relates to healthcare contexts.

Medical Leadership (Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters Degree) - for doctors to develop skills in leadership and management.

Innovation and Improvement Science (Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters Degree) - with a focus on how to achieve innovation and improvement in the delivery of healthcare.


In addition, we are also recruiting to the following bespoke programme:

Professional Practice (Evidence Based Health Service Development) (Postgraduate Certificate) - a *fully funded programme offered in conjunction with the Innovation Agency and Connected Health Cities.