FAQs

CPD-Apply Frequently Asked Questions

Learners

Learners Answers

What information do I need to know before I start to apply on CPD-Apply?
Before starting to apply you need to ensure:

  • That you have the correct details for your employing organisation
  • This module has been agreed in your PDR and agreed by your line manager
  • Ensure you have the correct module title, level, University and campus for delivery and start date for the module
  • Ensure that you meet the module pre requisite
  • Correct email for your authorising manager
  • Your correct email address

What is my application status?
Please contact your organisations CPD Lead, if you do not know who this is please contact your organisation’s L&D lead who will advise.

Who do I contact to withdraw my application?
Please contact your organisations CPD Lead, if you do not know who this is please contact your L&D department who will advise in the first instance. They will withdraw you from the course providing it is before enrolment. If you withdraw after the start date has commenced this will be recorded as ‘stopped attending’ and your organisation will have to pay for your place on the module.

I cannot access the training video. What can I do?
Please note that you will require flash player to view the training video. However please check with your organisations IT department if you can’t access it.

How do I know if I meet the module pre-requisites?
Please check the relevant HEI’s prospectus details for that module.

What information do I need to put into the Supporting Information and Personal Statement?
This should be identified in the Universities prospectus for the module that you are applying for. The minimum is why you want to complete this module and what difference it will make to your present practice.

What do I do if I change employer during attending CPD module funded by NHS North West?
You will need to inform you current employer CPD lead and inform your new employer CPD Lead.

If I am funding the module myself, do I use CPD-Apply?
No you will have to contact the HEI outside of CPD-Apply.

I am employed by a GP Practice how do I apply?
In the employing organisation drop down list you need to select “non NHS”, the system will then ask you to choose what type or organisation from a drop down list – click on ‘GP Practice’ and then enter the name of the organisation in the free text box beside that box. You will then need to enter the correct details for your line manager at your organisation in the ‘Authorising manager’ box. If your ‘authorising manager’ approves the application it will be sent to NHS North West for review and approval. Please note that there are limited resources to support GP Practices, voluntary/charitable and independent sectors therefore the SHA will be unable to support all applications. If approved by NHS North West the application will go through the normal University selection processes. The learner will receive an email at each stage when a decision is taken about their application to inform them of the applications process.
For more detailed information please click on the link below for GP Practice Staff access to CPD-Apply
GP practice staff access to CPD

I am employed by a GP Practice how do I apply for NMP modules?
For Non Medical Prescribing (NMP) modules the learner before applying using CPD-Apply will have to have contacted the local area NMP Lead and completed the 11 page NMP additional information/application form to ensure that they meet all the NMP pre-requisites. For NMP the NMP lead and not the learner’s line manager must act as the ‘Authorising manager’. Once you have contacted the local area NMP Lead please click on the link below for guidance on how to apply using CPD-Apply
Access to NMP for practice staff

I am employed in the independent sector, charitable/voluntary sector, in a hospice, how do I apply?
Non NHS employees access to CPD

I am employed by a Local Authority, how do I apply
please click on the link below for guidance on how to apply using CPD-Apply
Access to CPD

Do I have to complete an evaluation questionnaire once I have completed the university component of learning?
Yes once you have completed the university component of learning an email will be sent to you requesting that you complete the evaluation questionnaire. This is part of your contract with NHS North West for accepting the funding for the module.

What are the Higher Education levels of study?
Higher Education qualification starts a level 4 and goes up to level 8

  • Level 4 - Certificate of higher education
  • Level 5 - Foundation Degrees
  • Level 6 - Bachelor Degrees
  • Level 7 - Master Degrees
  • Level 8 - Doctoral Degrees

Why is the system showing an issue with my postcode?
You must enter your postcode in the correct format including capital letters and the space.



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