UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


CPD: Tasters & short courses

The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) has offered a selection of postgraduate modules as short and taster courses for several years. Short courses are aimed at candidates seeking non-credited continued professional development (CPD) for which they receive a certificate of attendance, upon successful completion of the module(s). 

Taster courses provide an excellent method of giving health professionals the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills. Upon successful completion of the module(s) these credits can then be banked and transferred to a UCL MSc, postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate within the given time frame. 

What are the differences between Taster modules and Short courses?

Short Courses

Participants who successfully complete a short course at ICH receive a certificate of attendance, but they are not assessed and do not receive UCL credit.

Taster Course

Participants who successfully complete an ICH taster course are assessed and can gain UCL credit when they register for a full UCL postgraduate programme.

They can also request a certificate of attendance if they so wish. Taster students wishing to convert credits earned at UCL to a Certificate, Diploma or Degree programme through ‘Accreditation of Prior Learning’ must apply within 5 academic years of taking the taster module.

How to Apply

Please complete the taster course application form and return it to Leila Darwish.

Deadlines for applications will depend on when each module starts. If possible, please submit your application at least 6 weeks before the module begins so that a computer account request and payment information can be processed. Please allow approximately 2 weeks from the point of application for confirmation of your place.

Ways to pay

  • Cheques should be made payable to University College London and must be in sterling (GBP)
  • Credit/debit card payments are accepted and the form to complete can be found on the last page of the application form
  • BACS payments - please email the course administrator for instructions for paying by BACS

Please note that if you cancel your confirmed place on the course, a £50 cancellation fee will apply.