Assessment Skills for Community Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Cambridge, Chelmsford

10 weeks

Module code: MOD003743, MOD003744

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 15 credits


Comprehensive assessment is key to the delivery of high quality and cost effective care to patients. Assessing patients in the community requires the skills to examine, not just the patient, but the environment in which they live and in which care will be delivered.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for all health professionals, but is ideal for those working in community settings.


Please note: Teaching is blended, so there will be a single application link available - for face-to-face study days, you will be able to choose which campus is most convenient for you to attend

September 2021

28 September 2021
5, 12, 19, 26 October 2021
2, 9, 16, 23 November 2021
7 December 2021
Face to face skills on campus:
Chelmsford: 29 November 2021
Cambridge: 30 November 2021

January 2022

25 January 2022
1, 8, 15, 22 February 2022
1, 8, 15 March 2022
Face to face skills on campus:
18 January 2022
22 March 2022

May 2022

17, 24, 31 May 2022
7, 14, 21, 28 June 2022
5 July 2022
Face-to-face skills on campus:
10 May 2022
12 July 2022

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

15 Credits (Level 6)


15 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2021/22


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Amanda Drye

CPD admissions team

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for all health professionals, but is ideal for those working in community settings.

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