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Professional Development

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

36 months
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This Professional Development programme at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is a unique award - you set out the learning pathway, designing a bespoke academic qualification to suit your career and learning aspirations. 


The Professional Development programme at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has only one compulsory module,; Evidencing Work Based Learning (EWBL), which can be done at distance, and on a reflective practice if you wish (see our EWBL pages which demonstrate how this module can benefit both you and your employer).

This award is flexible as you can:  

  • Start this award without importing credit, building credit module by module.
  • Import previous UWE Bristol credit/external credit into the award to include marks which will count towards the final classification (depending on level of study, you will need to provide copies of transcripts).
  • Gain credit from your experience; if you wish to do this you will be able to evidence this in a module via Accredited Experiential Learning (this module is 50% of normal fee).

Programme Structure


  • There are no common pathways through the Professional Development Award (PDA). 
  • One compulsory module - Evidencing Work Based Learning (EWBL).
  • You can choose taught modules from a wide range of UWE Bristol professional courses.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.


180 alternative credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credits
  • MSc - 180 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Click on the example Negotiated Learning Plan (NLP) below to see an example of how a fully completed NLP should look.
  • Go to MyCPD log in and upload your NLP document in your Professional Development Portal - the programme lead will be unable to progress the application without this document.
  • Once the programme lead approves the application, the Professional Development Portal will show the application status offer in progress and an offer will be sent to you. 
  • If you accept the offer, you will be registered as a Professional Development student, the £200 registration fee will be charged (according to the funding stated on the application), completing registration for the award.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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