Frequently Asked Questions

Applying

Q: How do I apply for a CPD module in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health?

A: Please see the 'How do I Apply' page for detailed information

Q: What do I do if I am not sure of the module I want to apply for?

A: Contact the relevant academic department directly for advice. (ScHARR: 0114 222 5454, Department of Human Communication Sciences: 0114 222 2418, or School of Nursing and Midwifery: 0114 222 2030). Please do not complete the online application form without selecting your preferred module option.

Q: Is there a deadline for applying for a course?

A: Normally yes, please ensure you apply and submit your fees and funding form at least 8 weeks before your course starts. However, you can apply later but you risk not being registered on time and not being able to attend classes or access learning resources.

Q. I have completed a fees and funding form.  Does this guarantee that funding has been secured?

A. No.  Funding from Yorkshire and the Humber and East Midlands is subject to availability.  You will be informed if there is no funding available once your fees/funding form has been submitted.  In this case, you can choose to either self fund, or you can approach your employer to see if they will fund you.

Q: If I'm attending a bespoke unit organised by my Trust, do I still need to apply and register?

A: Yes, if it's an accredited module (rather than an unaccredited study day).

Q: I applied online and I haven't heard anything and the start date is approaching. Who should I contact to find out about details such as where and when my course is running?

A: Contact the department running the course (ScHARR: 0114 222 5454, Department of Human Communication Sciences: 0114 222 2418, or School of Nursing and Midwifery: 0114 222 2030).

Change of circumstances

Q: What do I do if my personal details change i.e. name, address or email BEFORE I am registered at the University?

A: Email the changes through to admissionsteam5@sheffield.ac.uk quoting your name and applicant number followed by the changed details.  If you are changing your name due to marriage the Admissions Service will need to receive a copy of your marriage certificate. It's very important that we know your current email address as we will use email to send you information about your application or any changes relating to the course.

Q: What happens if I want to withdraw my application near to the start date of the course?

A: You must contact the department running the course as soon as possible (ScHARR: 0114 222 5454, Department of Human Communication Sciences: 0114 222 2418, or School of Nursing and Midwifery: 0114 222 2030).

Q: How will I hear about any changes to my application or course?

A: By email. It's very important that we know your current email address as we will use email to send you information about your application or any changes relating to the course.

Ucards

Q: How do I get a Ucard?

A: You must upload a photograph as part of your pre-registration process which will be emailed to you once your place has been confirmed on the course. If you have any difficulty with this process please email preregistration@sheffield.ac.uk with your query.

Q: I've been a student at the University of Sheffield before; do I need a new Ucard?

A: If you are continuing studies and keeping the same registration number and your Ucard is in date, you can keep the same card. If the Ucard expires before the end of your studies you will need to request a new one from CPD Admissions snm.enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk

If you are applying for a new course and you receive a new registration number you will need to apply for a new Ucard as detailed above.

Registering

Q: How do I register online and why is this necessary?

A: If you are a continuing student, you can access the registration link via MUSE. At this point, if you are self-funding, you will be given the opportunity to pays your fees online. If you have any queries about accessing MUSE please contact the CiCS Help Desk  (email: helpdesk@sheffield.ac.uk Tel: 0114 222 1111).

Once you log into MUSE (using your University user name and password) go to the 'My record' tab then click on the link for On-line Registration.

If you are a new student or unable to register using MUSE please go to the following webpage:
www.shef.ac.uk/cics/onlineregistration

Enter your Applicant Number and Date of Birth.  (If you are unsure of your applicant number, please call CPD Admissions on 0114 222 2030). You must complete each section on the form until it states that you are fully registered. If you have any problems please contact the Registrations Helpline on 0114 222 1285.

It is essential that you register as a student with the University of Sheffield in order to:

  1. Comply with University of Sheffield regulations
  2. Receive credit for the course upon completion
  3. Access learning and communication resources (including library and email)

Fees and Funding

Q: How can I fund my studies?

A: You can self-fund, have a sponsor pay your fees, or apply for LBR funding. Full details can be found on our funding page.

Q: What is LBR Funding?

A: LBR funding is Learning Beyond Registration funding that may be available to you if you work within the NHS in Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands. Each Trust, and most organisations are given a certain amount of LBR funding from the Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands to enable professional development for staff. Please note that LBR funding is limited. There are specific criteria unique to each trust or organisation to access this funding.  Please look at the eligibility documents on the right-hand side of this page or contact your LBR Lead or CPD Admissions, 0114 222 2030, if you are unsure.

Q: I work in a Private, Independent or Volunatary Organisation - am I eligible  for LBR funding?

A: If you work within the Yorkshire and Humber region, you are not eligible to receive LBR funding. However, can self-fund or have a sponsor pay your fees. Full details can be found on our funding page.

Q: Where can I get a fees and funding form?

A: The fees and funding forms for units and modules are emailed to applicants within a week of applying online. Please print and complete the form when received.  Full instructions are sent with the fees and funding form. 

Q: I'm paying my fees myself. Who do I contact to find out how much they are and what payment options are available?

A: Contact the department running the course (ScHARR: 0114 222 5454, Department of Human Communication Sciences: 0114 222 2418, or School of Nursing and Midwifery: 0114 222 2030).