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There are four different funding routes for our courses:

A. Self-funding

B. Sponsored

C. CPD funding

D. NHS LBR Contract

If you have any questions about LBR funding, funding arrangements or course fees, please contact our enquiry team:


A. Self-funding

If you wish to fund your own studies please read the following information to find out the fee for your course:

Study day tuition fees - To pay for your study day online, please go to the Online Store and in the search button type ‘study day’. You can then select the relevant fee (depending on whether the study day is ½ or 1 day/ multiple days) and pay online. Your fee must be paid at least 6 weeks prior to commencement of the study day.

If you have any questions or queries about our study day fees, please contact Deborah Reid 

Individual module/unit tuition fees

Programme tuition fees

If you are attending an accredited course then you will be contacted by Registry Services to make arrangements for the fee payment. Dependent on the fee level, it may be possible to pay your fee by installments - further details on this are available from Student Fees

If you have any questions or queries about our tuition fees, please contact our Admissions Team (hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk)


B. Sponsored

If fees are being paid by a sponsor, you will need to submit a sponsor letter on headed paper. For study days, please email to hss-support@sheffield.ac.uk, for courses please email hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk. The letter will need to include your full name, the name of the course and the fee. Please read the following information to find out the fee for your course:

Study day tuition fees 

Individual module/unit tuition fees

Programme tuition fees


C. CPD Funding

In 2020, the new continuing professional development fund (CPD) for nursing associates, registered nurses, registered midwives and allied health professionals was introduced by the Government. 

The CPD fund allocation is £1,000 over 3 years (so £333 per year) per nursing associate, nurse, midwife and AHP. Each Trust receives an allocation to be used to support CPD. Decisions on how this money is spent are made by the individual organisation to enable them to meet organisational priorities. For further information, speak to your Training and Development lead within your organisation (this may be the same person as the LBR lead in some organisations). 

As each employer is managing their own CPD allocation -  if you have any enquiries about this, please contact your employer in the first instance.

Applications Process

Your trust/employer may also have a CPD application process and procedure which you will need to follow.

  • For Modules: Apply online for the module you want to apply for.  You will be emailed a fees and funding form to complete. Return your completed fees and funding form at least seven weeks prior to commencement, by emailing it with the confirmation from the signatories to hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
  • For study days: Complete the online study day application form.  You will be emailed a fees and funding form to complete.  Return your completed fees and funding form at least six weeks prior to commencement, by emailing it with the confirmation from the signatories to hss-support@sheffield.ac.uk 
  • For Programmes: Apply online via our website for the programme via the PG online application system. Download and complete the fees and funding form which is available on the relevant course page.

If your application is successful, your employer will be invoiced directly for your course fees at the end of the next quarterly financial reporting period (March, June, September or December). 


D. Health Education England LBR/SSPRD funding

Subject to eligibility, if you are a non-medical NHS professional working in the appropriate region, you may be eligible for

  • Yorkshire and the Humber Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) funding
  • East Midlands Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding
  • East Midlands Advancing Clinical Practice (ACP) funding

This type of funding has reduced in recent years and has been replaced by CPD funding (see section C). Only a small number of priority modules which have been agreed by Health Education England in specific areas can now use this funding.  

Applicants who have secured LBR/SSPRD funding need to complete a fees and funding form which needs to be countersigned by your LBR lead. Please note, that completion of this form does not guarantee that funding has been secured. Our Admissions Team will inform you if funding is confirmed or not, once your fees and funding form has been received. If there is no HEE LBR/SSPRD funding available, you may either seek to be sponsored by your employer, apply for CPD funding with your employer, or self-fund.

Please note - if you are unsure of your LBR Lead, please click on this link and contact the lead for clarification.

D1: Yorkshire and the Humber SSPRD Eligibility

SSPRD funding is extremely limited to specific modules at specific employers, and is subject to availability and approval.

For the Yorkshire and the Humber region all applications must be approved by the manager(s) within your organisation responsible for approving study. Within South Yorkshire the authorisation of the relevant SSPRD/LBR lead is also required. Please refer to the list of authorised SSPRD/LBR signatories.

Applications Process

Your trust may also have a SSPRD application process and procedure which you will need to follow.

  • For Modules: Apply online for the module you want to apply for.  You will be emailed a fees and funding form to complete.  Return your completed fees and funding form at least seven weeks prior to commencement, by emailing it with the confirmation from the signatories to hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
  • For study days: Complete the online study day application form.  You will be emailed a fees and funding form to complete.  Return your completed fees and funding form at least six weeks prior to commencement, by emailing it with the confirmation from the signatories to hss-support@sheffield.ac.uk 
  • For Programmes: Apply online via our website for the programme via the PG online application system. Download and complete the fees and funding form

Return your completed fees and funding form at least seven weeks prior to commencement, by emailing it with the confirmation from the signatories to hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk 

Important - please note, that if you are applying for a programme which spans more than one financial year (before 31 March), you must apply for funding for each subsequent year as funding is unable to be approved for more than one year at a time. Download and complete the fees and funding form in April. Please note that any funding for subsequent years is subject to approval and availability.

Return your completed fees and funding form as soon as possible, by emailing it with the confirmation from the signatories to hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk 

D2: East Midlands Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) and Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) Eligibility

Please note that East Midlands LBR/ACP funding is limited, and is subject to availability and approval.

LBR Funding

East Midlands do not support attendance for any study days.

To apply for East Midlands LBR/ACP funding you need the approval of the manager(s) responsible for approving study at your workplace, and the authorisation of the relevant LBR Lead. Please refer to this list of authorised signatories – LBR leads

ACP Funding

Please note only staff working in Advanced Clinical Practice roles are eligible to apply for ACP funding.  Please contact your Trust LBR Lead for further guidance regarding ACP eligibility.

Applications Process

Your organisation may also have a LBR application process and procedure which you will need to follow.

  • For modules: Apply online via our website for the module. You will be emailed a fees and funding form to complete. Return your completed fees and funding form at least six weeks prior to commencement, by emailing it with the confirmation from the signatories to hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
  • For programmes: Apply online via our website for the programme via the PG online application system. Download and complete the fees and funding form.
  • Return your completed fees and funding form at least seven weeks prior to commencement, by emailing it with the confirmation from the signatories to hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk 

Important - please note, that if you are applying for a programme which spans more than one financial year (before 31 March), you must apply for funding for each subsequent year as funding is unable to be approved for more than one year at a time. Download and complete the fees and funding form in April. Please note that any funding for subsequent years is subject to approval and availability.

Return your completed fees and funding form as soon as possible, by emailing it with the confirmation from the signatories to hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk.

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