Postgraduate Certificate (Band 5/6 Nurses)

We believe learning and development in postgraduate education are essential in Nursing. 

Band 5 nurses who have successfully completed the nursing preceptorship programme will be able to apply for fully-funded post-graduate education accredited by City University of London.

A  fully funded post-graduate development programme consisting of four modules can be taken as either a continuing professional development programme or as an academic accredited programme (to achieve a post-graduate certificate):

Staff can complete the following modules:

  • Personal and People Development
  • Professional Leadership
  • Mentorship for nurses / *Leading Change (* if mentorship has already been completed before entry onto the programme) 
  • Quality Improvement work-based project

For staff who already have 120 academic credits at post-graduate level, there is an opportunity to apply for a Dissertation Module to achieve a full Masters degree.

All fees and 50% paid study leave will be given to successful applicants in return for which a staff agrees to remain with the Trust for 12 months following successful completion of the programme.


There are a limited number of places available each year and staff must be sponsored by their Divisional Deputy Chief Nurse.

To register interest please complete the funding application form  and the Learning Agreement form and send to