Postgraduate Study & Professional Development for Health & Social Care Professionals

Introduction

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Edge Hill University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care is one of the largest providers of health and social care education and professional development in the North West of England.

A leading university in the UK for professional development, Edge Hill is in the top two among English universities for students’ personal development (National Student Survey 2010/11) and top in the North West for Teaching Excellence (Sunday Times University Guide 2012).

Offering an innovative postgraduate and continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio, the Faculty provides flexible and responsive provision for professionals seeking to enhance health and social care delivery whilst progressing in their careers.

Our experienced team of lecturers offers a range of CPD training to the whole health and social care workforce. Our teaching, support and resources are student-focused and attract individuals from a wide range of backgrounds including those with non-traditional qualifications or experience and those who have not studied for a number of years.

We recognise that our professional development students are in full or part-time employment and have many personal commitments and we therefore strive to provide a learning experience which is flexible whilst designed to meet professional needs and learning requirements.

Facilities

As well as the state-of-the-art facilities at our Ormskirk campus, the Faculty has bases in Liverpool at Aintree Hospital and at St James’ in Manchester.

  • £14 million purpose-built Faculty of Health and Social Care building on the Ormskirk Campus
  • Leading-edge clinical skills facilities and ward stimulations with industry standard equipment
  • A Postgraduate Education Centre at University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool
  • A clinical simulation suite at St James’, Manchester including a mock operating theatre, simulated ambulance and clinical skills stations
  • Learning and Information Resource Centres with state-of-the-art facilities

Handbooks for Current CPD Students

Contact Us

For further information on joining one of our health professional development pathways, contact us on 01695 657249 or email cpdenquiries@edgehill.ac.uk.

As the majority of correspondence is sent by email, please make edgehill.ac.uk a trusted contact in your contact lists.

Study

Edge Hill University recognises that training in the area of the caring professions can be demanding and is committed to ensuring students can access support throughout their course. All students have access to the advice and support available through Student Services, such as a Careers Centre, advice on childcare support and student finance.
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We deliver comprehensive support to health and social care students in particular by:

  • Providing extensive learning resources at our Ormskirk and Aintree campuses and access to library facilities at NHS study centres in Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
  • Offering free, one-to-one counselling sessions.

Further support is delivered by:

  • Pathway Co-ordinators – offering advice on pathway routes and negotiating specific pathways, monitoring student progression and achievement.
  • Student Liaison Officers – supporting students in practice in particular pathways.
  • Academic leads – managing student issues relating to deadline extensions and mitigating circumstances.
  • Faculty staff – supporting mentors in practice and offering advice on student support.

Working while you Study

Effective time management is often the key to success at university and although finding the time to study between other aspects of everyday life can be challenging, most CPD students succeed in striking the balance between their studies and work and personal commitments. It is likely that you already have the skills to effectively prioritise tasks and manage your time successfully – you probably do this everyday at work. Speak to your employer before commencing your course to see how they can support you.

Try to plan ahead time to study especially when approaching an assignment deadline. You might be able to identify regular times every week that can be set aside for study.  It is also a good idea to set up a quiet place to study away from work and home distractions, such as the phone or television.

Individual programme leaders will be able to advise how many hours you will need to spend in lectures and seminars for a specific course and whether any placements are required.

Placements

For some health professional development programmes it may be a requirement of the course that you are working in a relevant area to meet the learning outcomes. For students on the Return to Practise programme, we will provide placements as part of the programme. We have excellent relationships with NHS Hospital and Community Trusts meaning we can offer work-based learning opportunities across a variety of care contexts, with placements at over 600 locations in Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire. The practice placement experience of the Edge Hill NHS students was considered the best in the country in the 2008 National Student Survey.

Undergraduate

Our undergraduate CPD programmes are usually for health and social care practitioners with no previous higher education qualifications or practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge of a specific subject to progress in their career.

  • Undergraduate (Bachelor) Degrees

A bachelor degree is a course of academic study leading to a level 6 qualification such as a bachelor of arts (BA) or bachelor of science (BSc). You normally need to earn 120 credits at level 4, 120 credits at level 5 and 120 credits at level 6 to achieve a bachelor degree. However, we recognise that CPD students will have existing professional qualifications and previous experience and therefore our BSc courses only require 120 credits at level 6. To be accepted on to our BSc courses, applicants would normally be required to already hold a Dip HE. Bachelor degrees are normally studied full-time over three years or part-time over six years. Designed to give you a thorough understanding of a subject, they can prepare you for a particular career or lead to further study such as a masters degree.

Length of Study
The timeframes given above are for guidance only. Our CPD programmes are flexible and tailored towards health professionals studying whilst in employment and therefore they can be completed in a timeframe that suits you up to a maximum of six years. Individual course leaders can advise applicants of an appropriate timeframe for your circumstances.

Individual Modules of Study
Programmes are made up of individual modules and our wide range of CPD modules can be studied individually. Many modules start in September and February meaning that if you miss the September intake you do not always need to wait a year to begin studying. Following completion, you can continue your studies with other modules and work towards an award. View our range of stand alone CPD modules.

NHS Health Education North West-Funding (CPD Apply NW)

We are currently awaiting confirmation as to whether there will be funds available for modules commencing from April 2017 onwards.  CPDApply NW will be populated with information when we receive confirmation.
NHS Health Education North West funds Post-Qualification Learning for professional health and social care staff under their remit. Post-Qualification Learning follows a modular structure and modules can be studied on a stand alone basis or towards a post qualification award. Staff should contact their Line Manager and Trust Lead to discuss availability. Please contact your line manager or HR Department for details of your Trust Lead.

The NHS Health Education North West CPD Apply NW system can be accessed at www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

NHS Health Education North West has produced a guidance document for using the new online application system: CPD Apply NW Instuctions

E-Learning Opportunities
Some of our CPD modules are available for online study – please see individual module’s web pages for further details.

Postgraduate

Our postgraduate CPD programmes are usually for health and social care practitioners with existing higher education qualifications who want to study a specific subject at a higher level or gain a higher qualification to help them progress in their career.

Postgraduate Certificates

A postgraduate certificate of higher education (PG Cert) is a level 7 academic qualification requiring 60 credits. They are usually studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Further study could include a postgraduate diploma of higher education or a masters degree.

Masters Degrees

A masters degree is a course of academic study leading to a level 7 qualification such as a master of arts (MA), master of science (MSc), masters by research (MRes), or master of surgery (MCh). You will need to earn 180 credits at level 7 to achieve a masters degree and the majority of our programmes can be  studied on a part-time basis. Usually incorporating both taught sessions and research, they are designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of a subject and to assist you in progressing your career.

Master of Medicine (MMed) / Master of Surgery (MCh)

In partnership, Edge Hill University and Wrightington Hospital offer MMed Medicine and MCh Surgery programmes with a range of specialist pathways.

Postgraduate Medical Education

Medical Education programmes associated with the Faculty’s Postgraduate Professional Education portfolio are provided by the Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI).  The PGMI is a provider of innovative multi-professional postgraduate education and practice-based research, which supports the development of all professionals working in the field of health and social care to improve service delivery, treatment, care, and health. Many of these programmes have been developed with, and are delivered with, external NHS trusts and organisations and are accredited by professional bodies.

The PGMI’s current portfolio comprises:

For more information, please visit the PGMI’s Postgraduate Medical Education page.

Length of Study
The timeframes given above are for guidance only. Our CPD programmes are flexible and tailored towards health professionals studying whilst in employment and therefore they can be completed in a timeframe that suits you up to a maximum of six years. Individual course leaders can advise applicants of an appropriate timeframe for your circumstances.

Individual Modules of Study
Programmes are made up of individual modules and our wide range of CPD modules can be studied individually. Many modules start in September and February meaning that if you miss the September intake you do not always need to wait a year to begin studying. Following completion, you can continue your studies with other modules and work towards an award. View our range of stand alone CPD modules.

NHS Health Education North West-Post Qualification Funding (CPD Apply)

We are currently awaiting confirmation as to whether there will be funds available for modules commencing from April 2017 onwards.  CPDApply NW will be populated with information when we receive confirmation.  We suggest that applications are made using this Application form on the basis that fees will be paid by you or your employer (outside of CPDApply NW).

If CPD Apply NW monies become available we will contact you.
NHS Health Education North West  has previously funded Post-Qualification Learning for professional health and social care staff under their remit. Post-Qualification Learning follows a modular structure and modules can be studied on a stand alone basis or towards a post qualification award. Staff should contact their Line Manager and Trust Lead to discuss availability and for details of the online CPD Apply NW application system. Please contact your line manager or HR Department for details of your Trust Lead.

NHS Health Education North West’s CPD Apply NW system can be accessed at www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

NHS Health Education North West has produced a guidance document for using the new online application system: CPD Apply NW Instuctions

E-Learning Opportunities
Some of our CPD modules are available for online study – please see individual module’s web pages for further details. Edge Hill University also has an innovative range of inexpensive online e-sessions for health care professionals for mandatory training, service improvement and CPD.  View our range of e-learning opportunities.

Short Courses

Short Courses for Health & Social Care Professionals

In addition to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the Faculty of Health and Social Care also offers several shorter professional development courses.  Some start in both September and February meaning that if you miss the September intake you do not always need to wait a year to begin studying. Additionally, our wide range of CPD modules can be also studied individually on a stand alone basis. You can use the Academic Calendar to view a summary of all the CPD modules we are currently offering.

Non-Medical Prescribing

Edge Hill University offers two Non-Medical Prescribing courses: The Non-Medical Prescribing V150 programme prepares nurses without a specialist practitioner qualification to prescribe safely, appropriately and competently from the Nurse Prescribers Formulary for Community Practitioners. The Non-Medical Prescribing V300 programme provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and relevant allied health professionals to expand their roles to meet the needs of their patients and service users to improve access to appropriate medication. It is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to prescribe safely and appropriately within your area of practice and current non-medical prescribing legislation.

Return to Professional Practice

The Return to Professional Practice programme is for nurses and health care professionals who wish to reactivate registration with their professional body, or who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills before applying for jobs in healthcare. Practitioners who originally obtained their registration from countries outside Europe and wish to practice in the UK are also be able to access this programme but must initiate their application with the relevant professional body.

Mentorship in Professional Practice

Edge Hill University offers Mentorship in Professional Practice courses at both degree and masters level – Degree (level 6) or Masters (level 7). The courses are for health and social care practitioners working in an environment where mentorship is used to support learning and assessment. Practitioners will gain an understanding of the complexities of the mentoring process and develop expertise in mentorship to facilitate effective learning and assessment.

Advanced Perioperative Roles

Surgical First Assistance in Operative Procedures is for qualified practitioners working as scrub practitioners or who are employed in an assisting role.  You will gain the knowledge and experience that will enable you to safely and competently assist surgical procedures with the skills listed by the Perioperative Care Collaborative (2012) Position Statement as being within the role of a Surgical First Assistant. You will also acquire an understanding of the professional boundaries and legalities of the role. Enhanced Surgical Skills is for practitioners who have completed Surgical First Assistance in Operative Procedures and where there is a requirement within their Trusts for certain practitioners to learn specific basic surgical skills, such as superficial wound closure, knot tying, securing drains, direct diathermisation and wound infiltration. Practitioners who undertake this module must have also completed the Basic Surgical Skills Course.

Fees & Finance

Fees and Finance

Fees and any funding arrangements vary between courses.  The information below applies only to Faculty of Health and Social Care professional development courses.

Undergraduate professional development programmes

The cost of modules on these programmes is determined by the credits awarded and the programme that you are studying. Module fees for academic year 2017/16 (September 2017 to August 2018) are as follows:

£640 per 20 credit module, £960 per 30 credit module, and £960 per 40 credit dissertation module, whilst a 60 credit dissertation module costs £1380 for Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) (level 6) awards.

The fees for the Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) module are £1800.

Fees for modules undertaken at Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Trust are based on £34 per credit – ie £680 per 20 credit module.

Invoices are generated on enrolment.  Students who are SELF FUNDED are able to cancel their place on the module up to 14 days from the start date without incurring any costs.

Fees can be paid in installments by prior arrangement. Unpaid fees will be subject to the University Credit Control procedures. (See Finance Advice section below)

Postgraduate professional development programmes

Fees are charged according to programme structure, as some programmes have fees charged per year rather than per module. Please check your programme descriptor for further details.  Programmes which charge fees on a module by module basis adopt the following structure.

The cost of modules on these programmes is determined by the credits awarded and the programme that you are studying. Module fees for academic year 2017/16 (September 2017 to August 2018) are as follows:

£640 per 20 credit module, £960 per 30 credit module, and £960 per 40 credit dissertation module, whilst a 60 credit dissertation module costs £1325 for Master of Science Degree (MSc) (level 7) awards.

Fees for modules undertaken at Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Trust are based on £34 per credit – ie £680 per 20 credit module.

Invoices are generated on enrolment.  Students who are SELF FUNDED are able to cancel their place on the module up to 14 days from the start date without incurring any costs.

Fees can be paid in installments by prior arrangement. Unpaid fees will be subject to the University Credit Control procedures. (See Finance Advice section below)

Finance Advice

Our Finance Advisers can give you advice and information about grants, loans and bursaries and offer you a confidential financial health check. They can be contacted at financialadviceteam@edgehill.ac.uk

NHS Health Education North West-Funded Modules

We are currently awaiting confirmation as to whether there will be funds available for modules commencing from April 2017 onwards.  CPDApply NW will be populated with information when we receive confirmation.  We suggest that applications are made using this Application form on the basis that fees will be paid by you or your employer (outside of CPDApply NW).

If CPDApply NW monies become available we will contact you.

NHS Health Education North West funds Post-Qualification Learning for professional health and social care staff under their remit. Post-Qualification Learning follows a modular structure and modules can be studied on a stand alone basis or towards a post qualification award. Staff should contact their Trust Lead to discuss availability. Please contact your line manager or HR Department for details of your Trust Lead. Further details on the CPD Apply system.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay my fees?

For some programmes we normally invoice for each module on enrolment rather than for the  full programme. We can also invoice your employer direct if we have received written confirmation from them.  Students who do not provide confirmation of sponsorship will be invoiced directly.

Invoices are generated on enrolment.  Students who are SELF FUNDED are able to cancel their place on the module up to 14 days from the start date without incurring any costs.

Fees can be paid :

Online By Credit or Debit card – payments can be made by using the online payment facility or by telephone using 01695 657252 or 01695 657115.

By cash in Person at the Finance Department at the Ormskirk Campus only.  The Finance Department is located in Lady Margaret Building.

By cheque to the Finance Department in person or via post.  Please ensure that cheques are made payable to “Edge Hill University” and that your name, student number and module number that you are studying is written on the back of your cheque.

Can I pay my tuition/course fees in installments?

Edge Hill will accept fee payments for professional development courses made in instalments by prior arrangement. This can be arranged on enrolment.  Please contact the Faculty’s Finance Team on 01695 650716 or 01695 657640 to arrange.

Unpaid fees will be subject to the University Credit Control procedures.

My employer has agreed to pay my fees – how do I arrange this?

We can invoice your employer where consent has been provided on a Funding Confirmation Form  You must ensure that your trust has fully completed this form.  Incomplete forms will be returned to you.  Staff employed by Merseycare NHS Trust, University Hospitals Aintree or Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen NHS Trust must quote a purchase order number.

Money Matters

For comprehensive information about the financial support which may be available to UK and eligible EU students joining courses at Edge Hill University, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/moneymatters.

FAQ's

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:

Can I visit the University before I apply?
You can visit the University to see all the facilities on offer and receive further advice and guidance by attending an open day. We also run monthly tours of our Ormskirk campus. Details of forthcoming open days, campus tours and information on how to book is available on our website.

Can I get more information on the course/module I’m interested in?
Further information is available on our website but if you have a specific question, you can contact the individual course lead. Details of individual course leads are available on our website on the individual course or module pages.

Can I get credits for previous learning or work experience?
Edge Hill University recognises that learning may take place in any context and operates accreditation procedures to formally recognise learning gained elsewhere both for admission to a programme and, where appropriate, for the award of credit which can be counted towards a qualification award requirement. Prior learning may be certified (from another institution/awarding body) or experiential (drawn from life/work experience). For more information contact the Faculty of Health and Social Care’s RPL Administrator, Stephen Wilson, on 01695 650726 or email wilsonst@edgehill.ac.uk

If you are considering applying to study one of our health and social care undergraduate or postgraduate pathway programmes and would like to apply for recognition of prior learning, please complete an RPL Form

I am new to academic study/I haven’t studied an academic course for a while, do you offer any help with academic writing?
The University can help you develop your academic writing skills. We offer one-to-one guidance for students whether you are new to academic study or just need a refresher session.

Do you offer any help with finding childcare?
Edge Hill University offers an information service providing students who have pre-school children with information, advice and support in securing local places if required. In particular, we recognise that parents want to select a form of childcare to suit their particular needs.

How long are CPD module sessions (lectures/seminars)?
Each CPD module session normally lasts half a day or one full day. CPD module sessions normally run once a week for either 16 or 30 weeks depending on the individual module.  To see details for each individual module that we offer please see our CPD Module Pages.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is individualised to each module, and a variety of assessment methods are used, for example, examinations, essays, critical incident analysis, classroom presentations/seminars, portfolios of evidence and/or objective structured clinical examinations.  To see details for each individual module that we offer please see our CPD Module Pages.

Can I pay my tuition fees/course fees in instalments?
Edge Hill University will accept fee payments for CPD courses made in instalments by prior arrangement. This can be arranged on registration. We normally invoice for each module on enrolment rather than full course fee all in one go. We can also invoice your employer direct by prior arrangement.  To set up a direct debit instalment plan please contact the Faculty’s Finance Team on 01695 650716 or 01695 657640 to arrange.

Am I entitled to a student loan to cover my tuition fees?
Student loans for CPD courses are means tested. For further information email our Financial Advisers at financialadviceteam@edgehill.ac.uk

Have any further questions?

Please use this form for any further queries:

Apply

Apply for Health and Social Care CPD Standalone Modules on an employer or self funded basis

Our wide range of CPD modules can be studied individually. Following completion, you can continue your studies with other modules and work towards an award. Many modules start in September and February meaning that if you miss the September intake you do not always need to wait a year to begin studying.

Applications for self-funded Health and Social Care CPD modules should be made directly to the Faculty of Health and Social Care’s Student Recruitment and Marketing Support Team at Edge Hill University. Please use this application form.

See below if you wish to apply for NHS Health Education North West funded-modules using the CPD-Apply system.

Stand alone applications can be emailed to cpdconfirmations@edgehill.ac.uk or faxed to 01695 584444 marked for the attention of the Student Recruitment and Marketing Support Team.

Apply for NHS Health Education North West Funding for your module (CPD-Apply NW)

We are currently awaiting confirmation as to whether there will be funds available for modules commencing from April 2017 onwards.  CPDApply NW will be populated with information when we receive confirmation.

NHS Health Education North West funds Post-Qualification Learning for professional health and social care staff under their remit. Post-Qualification Learning follows a modular structure and a limited choice of modules can be studied on a stand alone basis or towards a post-qualification award.

Staff should contact their Line Manager and Trust Lead to discuss availability and for further details of the online CPD-Apply NW application system. Please contact your line manager or HR Department for details of your Trust Lead.

If you are looking for CPD Apply NW funding for a module that is not listed please contact your Trust Lead to discuss funding availability.

NHS Health Education North West’s CPD-Apply NW system can be accessed at www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

NHS Health Education North West has also produced a guidance document for using the CPD-Apply NW online application system: CPD-Apply Instuctions

Staff should contact their Line Manager and Trust Lead to discuss availability and for further details of the online CPD-Apply NW application system. Please contact your line manager or HR Department for details of your Trust Lead.

Unfortunately CPD Apply cannot be used if you are a Doctor or Dentist, or undertaking the Community Specialist Practitioner programme or the North West Advanced Practitioner Programme.

Apply for Clinical Education CPD modules

Our wide range of clinical education CPD modules can be studied individually. Following completion, you can continue your studies with other modules and work towards an award.  Many modules start in September and February meaning that if you miss the September intake you do not always need to wait a year to begin studying.

Applications for self-funded Health and Social Care Clinical Education  modules should be made directly to the Faculty of Health and Social Care’s Student Recruitment and Marketing Support Team at Edge Hill University. Please use this application form.

If you have been contacted direct and invited to apply for this module the full cost will be paid by Health Education North West.

Application forms can be emailed to clinicaleducation@edgehill.ac.uk or faxed to 01695 584444 marked for the attention of the Student Recruitment and Marketing Support Team.

Apply for Health and Social Care CPD BSc and MSc Programmes

Entry requirements and application details for our CPD degree and masters pathway programmes are given on the individual course pages. Applications for these courses should be made directly to the Student Recruitment & Marketing Support Team, Faculty of Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University.

Undergraduate Pathways: edgehill.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/edgehill

Postgraduate Pathways: edgehill.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/edgehill

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Edge Hill University recognises that learning may take place in any context and operates accreditation procedures to formally recognise learning gained elsewhere both for admission to a programme and, where appropriate, for the award of credit which can be counted towards a qualification award requirement. Prior learning may be certified (from another institution/awarding body) or experiential (drawn from life/work experience). For more information contact the Faculty of Health and Social Care’s CPD Programme and Tracking Administrator, Steven Wilson, on 01695 650726 or email wilsonst@edgehill.ac.uk

If you are considering applying to study one of our health and social care undergraduate or postgraduate  programmes and would like to apply for recognition of prior learning, please complete an RPL FORM

Some RPL claims may require students to provide further information to support their claim,

For example

Students who have undertaken our Medical Leadership module HEA4117 may be able to use this in place of CPD7004 when using towards the PG Cert Workplace-based Postgraduate Medical Education, PG Cert Simulation in Clinical Learning or MA Clinical Education.  Candidates should demonstrate how they meet CPD7004 Learning Outcomes.  For guidance on how to do this please click here.

International Students

Please contact the Centre for International Education for advice on courses, fees and finance, how to apply and the suitability of overseas qualifications on +44 (0)1695 657122, or email international@edgehill.ac.uk

CPD Induction

Welcome to the dedicated induction page for all  Faculty of Health and Social Care CPD (PPE) students.

This page will supply you with all the information that you will need to get ready for your studies, along with links to student support and learning services, which will help you to make the most of your time with us.

Confirmation of Enrolment

Students who have completed the enrolment process will be sent an email confirming their status.  This will be sent directly to student’s Edge Hill email accounts.

Our Let’s Talk Leaflet explains how we send important communications to you.

To access your Edge Hill Email account

Using the Edge Hill website click on the “Staff and Students” tab in the top left hand corner of the screen.

Enter your Edge Hill User name and Password, which you will have used to enrol.  New students will find this in their invitation to enrol letter, whilst students already studying can use their existing details.

Click on “Mail”

Travelling to Edge Hill University Sites and Parking

The road network around the Ormskirk Campus can be quite busy, so we recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your module is due to start.  This will enable you to find a parking space and walk to the room where your module is being held.

Parking  is limited at our Ormskirk campus, so please take advantage of our Car Sharing Scheme where possible. These pages will give you information on alternative means of travel to the Ormskirk Campus.

Students who are studying at the Ormskirk campus  and need to use their car, can apply for a car parking permit  when they have received confirmation that their enrolment has been completed using http://www.ehu.ac.uk/myfm (application criteria in place).

Temporary car parking permits will be sent in the first instance but, if you are eligible, you should receive a formal car parking permit via post within 7 days.  Please do not worry if the temporary car parking permit you have received expires before your module starts.

Students who require a disabled parking permit should apply as above.  A copy of their blue badge should then be emailed as per the instructions on the myfm page.  If you are not a blue badge holder, but you require a disabled parking space, then please apply through the address above. You should then contact the Inclusion team for approval via inclusionteam@edgehill.ac.uk

If you are not successful in obtaining a parking permit for Ormskirk please use the pay and display car parks in Ormskirk – Click Here to see where these are located.

If you are studying at the Aintree campus, please note that there is a pay and display parking system in operation.

Unfortunately there are no parking facilities at our  Manchester campus.

Claire House Hospice offer limited free parking, however there are pay and display spaces available in the grounds of Clatterbridge Hospital which is nearby.

Wigan and Leigh Hospice have free parking facilities available.

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust and Liverpool Heart & Chest NHS Trust all charge for parking.

We are unable to reimburse you for parking charges.

Where will my module be held?

  • Module timetables will give you the details of each session. It may not be possible to give you locations for each of the sessions, but we will endeavour to indicate where the first session will be held.
  • If your timetable does not include a location, please visit the Help Desk of the Faculty of Health and Social Care, or reception at the relevant venue.
  • Please check your invitaiton to enrol letter as this will tell you where your module is based. The receptionists or screens on the front desk will tell you which room you need to go to.
  • If your module is being held at the Ormskirk campus, your sessions may not be in the Faculty of Health & Social Care building. To see which building  your room is in, please use our Room Locator
  • You can use our campus map to find where each building is situated on site.

Module and Programme Handbooks and Timetables

  • Module handbooks can be found in your blackboard area (See below). The module handbook will include module lead contact details, explain the learning outcomes of the module, along with guidance on how to complete and submit your assessment.  The handbook will also provide details of learning resources available to help you.
  • Module timetables, again found in your blackboard area, will give you the details of each session, including where the first session will be held.
  • Programme handbooks will guide and assist you throughout your studies and should be read in conjunction with the module handbook particularly if you are on a programme of study.  These can be found here.

Learning Edge – Blackboard and Turnitin

Learning Edge is a suite of programs and systems which you will need to access online to support your learning experience. At the heart of Learning Edge is Blackboard Learn (version 9.1) which is where you will find your Course or Module areas.

How to Access Learning Edge (Blackboard)

Learning Edge is accessed via GO.edgehill.ac.uk.

Use your user name and password which you used to enrol to log into the Staff & Student area on the Edge Hill University webpage

When you log-in using your Username and Password you will see the GO page.

At the top of the page tabs are displayed for Mail, the Library Catalogue and Learning Edge.

Click on the Learning Edge tab to enter.

This will take you to the Learning Edge holding page where you will find the link to log-in to Blackboard 9.1 as well as information on where to find help and guidance.

When you have logged into Blackboard your ‘My Institution’ homepage will display all the modules/courses you have access to in your ‘My Courses’ panel.

Turnitin is a tool that is used for all courses and is an internet-based plagiarism detection service. Tutors may request that text based assignments are submitted through Turnitin.

For more information – including instructions on how to access these systems please use the Learning Edge FAQs page.

Fees

Fees are due 14 days from the module start date. Students who are not HEE funded and who do not provide confirmation of sponsorship will be invoiced directly.  For more information see our dedicated fees page.

Learning Services and Library Induction

Please take a look at the Learning Services induction information and videos.  These will show you how to log on and how to access Learning Edge.  There is also an overview of Learning Edge and the resources that are available to you.

  • You should use your student user name and password  to log into the Edge Hill Network.
  • If you are on campus – please log in to a networked PC and follow the on-screen instructions to reset it.
  • If you are off campus, please go to the University home page www.edgehill.ac.uk and select the staff/student padlock icon in the top left hand side of the page.
  • Please log-in here
  • If you experience any difficulty in doing this, you can contact Learning Services on 01695 650800 or 0151 5295851 or email us at ehu.ac.uk/askus

Unicards

  • Unicards are produced by our Facilities Management (FM) Department who are based at the Durning Centre at the Ormskirk Campus.
  • Students based at the Aintree Campus will be able to claim a university card from the Library which is based in the hospital grounds during office hours.
  • Students studying at our Manchester campus can collect cards from the  the Faculty Reception in Manchester.

Academic Writing

To familiarise yourself with academic writing and referencing, and to pick up hints and tips on how to submit the best assessment please click here for our most recent guidance.

Student Support

Student Services at Edge Hill is here to help all students make the most of their time at university by providing advice and support on a range of issues. Based in three locations at the Ormskirk campus, the teams are:

  • Accommodation (SIC)
  • Counselling (Milton House)
  • Health and Wellbeing (Milton House)
  • Inclusion (SIC)
  • Money Advice (SIC)
  • Multi-Faith Chaplaincy (the Street)

The Teams have expertise in a variety of areas so even if you are not sure who you should see, please visit or call the Student Information Centre (SIC) and the friendly staff there will be able to point you in the right direction.

You can get in touch with Student Services in the following ways:
Tel: 01695 584554
Email: studentservices@edgehill.ac.uk
Web: edgehill.ac.uk/studentservices
In person: 08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Thursday and 8:30 – 17:00 on Fridays in the SIC

Student Union

Edge Hill Students’ Union (EHSU) is a democratic membership organisation that represents the interests of all students at Edge Hill.  All students automatically become a member when they enrol on a course at the University. Click here for more information.

Changes for returning students

The way you print items at the University has recently changed, so if you have studied here before, this process will be different. Now, when you send something to print, you will be given the choice of black and white or colour and you can print from any device across the campus. You need to release your printing, so when you get to the printer you want, you can register your Unicard by swiping it against the machine (the same way you would with contactless payment) and entering your username and password.

You will then be given a list of your print jobs and you can select the ones you want to print. Once you have registered your card, you can continue to swipe it and it will recognise you every time you want to print, so no need to enter your details more than once. Staff in the library are on hand to help if you are stuck!

Have any other questions?

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Feedback from Our Enrolment Questionnaires for 2014, 2015 and 2016

Thank you to all who responded to our enrolment questionnaires.  Your views are important to us. We have taken your points on board and have :

  • Developed a new online enrolment system
  • Revised your induction web pages
  • Provided more information on how to pay by installments
  • Revised  invitation to enrolment letters
  • Put in measures to provide details of where each room can be found in the University

We are currently working toward

  • Earlier release of module areas in Blackboard
  • More module specific information  in module sections in Blackboard

Enrolment instructions for modules commencing in 2017

Please note that this information is for Faculty of Health and Social Care  Postgraduate Professional Education (PPE)  and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) students only.

Why is Enrolment Important?

Enrolment confirms your status as an Edge Hill University student for the forthcoming academic year.  As module materials are provided via our online blackboard portal, you must enrol to access them.   Any delay in enrolling will impact on your studies. Ormskirk based students will also be able to apply for a car parking permit once enrolment is complete. Enrolment also gives the University an indication of the numbers of students who intend to commence their studies.

Students need to enrol to complete data which is relevant to you that we do not hold.

Data Collection Notice

Under the Data Protection Act (1998) Edge Hill University are the Data Controllers of the information that students provide.  The University ensures that all data is managed in line with the ‘Eight Data Principles’ of the Data Protection Act (1998) and processes the information provided for education and training administration, ancillary and support services as well as for statistical analysis.

The comprehensive Data Collection Notice  explains why we need the information we ask for and how we use it.

If you no longer require your space

Please notify us immediately via our online cancellation form if you no longer require your place, as we have waiting lists in place for some modules. Please do not  take it for granted that your Manager or Training Lead has done this for you.   Students who do not enrol for their module and do not cancel their place may be subject to a charge of £50.

Invitations to attend Health & Social Care PPE modules

Enrolment is by invitation only – Each candidate will receive a letter from 4 December 2016, detailing the process for enrolment. Please read this letter carefully.

Your enrolment instructions may be different to those sent to your colleagues, please don’t worry about this.

If you have not yet received your invitation letter please email cpdenquiries  to check if we have received your application.

Enrolment can take up to three working days to complete as we have to check that each submission is correct, so please submit your enrolment as soon as you can.

Please ensure that you have the appropriate study leave booked (if applicable) as soon as possible.

Study Dates & Times

If you would like to know the dates and times of each  session, please look at your module’s individual web page.  The start date and location for your module is found in your invitation to enrol letter.

How to Enrol

Students who do not have a user name and password in their letter should click here to add an additional module to their account.

Students who have a Username and Password in their letter should follow these three steps to prepare for enrolment, as they will make your submission more streamlined.

Step 1 – Prepare your Documentation to support your enrolment

To enrol you will need to have electronic copies of the following – either in PDF or JPEG format.

Identification – Please see our ID POLICY for details of applicable forms of ID.

  • If you are enrolling on a module as part of your Cert HE, BSc or MSc programme, and you are undertaking year 2 onwards and are a UK or EEA National, you do not need to upload your ID.
  • If you are enrolling on a stand alone programme or on Year 1 of your Cert HE, BSc or MSc unfortunately the system requires an ID to be submitted – even if you have submitted this to us previously.

Confirmation of funding – If your invitation letter does not say that you are funded please download the Funding Confirmation Form and complete this prior to enrolment (you will need to upload this into the system when you enrol).

Please be aware that if you are funded by your employer / sponsor and the funding confirmation form is incomplete, not signed by your employer/sponsor  or  submitted then you will be considered  a self funded student.

However if you are still awaiting funding to be confirmed by your sponsor, please enrol as we will be able to amend your invoice if the funding confirmation form is received at a later date.

For further information on finance and how to pay your fees please visit our fees page.

Once you have completed this module you need to return to this page.

Step 2 – Submit your enrolment

Please ensure that enrolment is completed at least 4 weeks prior to your module starting. If we do not have the minimum numbers of enrolments on your module by this date, we may cancel it.

Your invitation letter will include  a user name and password, so you need to  keep this or your amended password safe.

If you are unsure how to use the system, please print off the instructions to help you.

You must also submit a copy of the required documents detailed above.  We are unable to process your enrolment until the correct Identification documents are received.

Once you have reached the enrolment portal (see below) you should enter your Edge Hill User name and Password, which have been given to you in your invitation to enrol letter. (Previous students are still able to use their  existing details). You may be asked to change your password, please keep a note of this if  you have as you will need it to access the enrolment page.

If your password does not allow you into the system please contact learning services on 01695 650800 or 0151 5295851 or email  at ehu.ac.uk/askus and they will reset it for you.

Online enrolment portal

Step 3 – Prepare your Edge Hill email account (Optional)

All correspondence regarding enrolment will be sent by email to your Edge Hill email account.  We recommend that you divert emails received into this account to an email address which you use frequently.  You can enrol without diverting your emails, but we recommend that you check your Edge Hill Email account on a daily basis.

To access your Edge Hill Email account

Using the Edge Hill website click on the “Staff and Students” icon in the top left hand corner of the screen.

Enter your Edge Hill User name and Password, which have been given to you in your invitation to enrol letter.  (Previous students are still able to use their  existing details).  You may be asked to change your password, please keep a note of this if  you have as you will need it to access the enrolment page.

If your password does not allow you into the system please contact learning services on 01695 650800 or 0151 5295851 or email  at ehu.ac.uk/askus and they will reset it for you.

Click on “Mail”

Please use this easy guide to help you to redirect your emails.

We also recommend that due to NHS firewalls, you DO NOT USE AN NHS based email account. We also suggest that you send a test email to your Edgehill account to ensure that the diversion is working. Please make Edge Hill University a trusted recipient and check your spam folder on a regular basis.

You then need to log out of your network account and return to this page.

Once you have enrolled

The enrolment system will send you an automatic email to say that you have completed STAGE 1 of the process and we will be informed during the next working day. We will then check your module choices and documents submitted.  If documents are incorrect or missing, we will contact you at your Edge Hill email address for further information.

Once we have processed your enrolment in full, you will receive  STAGE 2  confirmation to your Edge Hill email address.  This is your indication that your enrolment is now complete and that you should attend.

You should visit our induction page prior to starting the module.  This site gives important information and advice regarding travel, parking, accessing the module materials and payment of fees.

Unfortunately, on rare occasions, some modules do need to be cancelled due to low student uptake, but please be assured that we will contact you via your Edge Hill email account to notify you at least 14 days prior to the module start date.

Further Study

If you are studying a module on a stand alone basis but are interested in using the academic credits towards a qualification such as a degree or masters, why not take a look at the undergraduate or postgraduate programmes we offer.

Have any other questions?

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Useful Contacts

CPD Enquiries: 01695 657249 (answer phone in operation) or cpdenquiries@edgehill.ac.uk Faculty of Health and Social Care Fax: 01695 584 444

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