Never stop learning

BCUHB has an excellent learning culture and all staff will be given support and opportunities to develop their skills throughout their career. Under the 'Agenda for Change' NHS pay system, all jobs have a set of agreed skills (competences) attached to them.  These competences form part of the Agenda for Change 'Knowledge and Skills Framework' (KSF) and you will receive encouragement, support and training to ensure that you are able to fully develop these competences as you progress.  
You will have regular meetings with your immediate manager or supervisor to discuss any learning or development needs linked to your job; this is known as the Staff Appraisal and Personal Development Review (PADR).  Any learning activities agreed at the meeting, whether formal courses or informal on the job learning, will be recorded in your personal development plan.
Your personal development plan will ensure that you are a safe and competent practitioner and:
  • Can fully develop the competences appropriate to your job role
  • Are regularly updated in all areas of mandatory training appropriate for your job (e.g. fire, infection control)
  • Have the opportunity to discuss continuous personal development, whether or not this is required for professional registration

Continuing Professional Development opportunities at Bangor University

Our ambition is to make a positive contribution to health, wellbeing and medically related activities in Wales, and to resolve national and global health and care challenges. We do this by:

      • Undertaking the highest quality research that generates new solutions in health and care, services
      • facilitating service improvement initiatives, and;
      • Providing the best teaching and learning in Healthcare and Medical Sciences to develop the current and future health and care workforce.


The School of Healthcare Sciences is founded on principles of partnership working to ensure that all that we do is of the highest possible standard, quality and value to service users, students, practitioners and other stakeholders. Through our Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research, we have been consistently successful in capturing competitive awards from a wide range of prestigious funding sources. Our research covers a wide range of clinical fields and service settings, undertaken by internationally recognised methodologists in aspects of implementation, evidence synthesis, health economics, and the evaluation of complex interventions.

The School of Medical Sciences is a focus for medical education and research at Bangor University with close links to the North Wales Clinical School. The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and short courses for healthcare and allied professionals as well as a range of medical research opportunities aimed at developing a knowledge base that will drive the treatment and management regimes of the future. Research interests within the School range from trying to understand the complexities of human cancers and stem cell biology through to addressing the challenges of microbial-mediated disease, with a strong focus on cancer biology and genetics in the North West Cancer Research Institute.

The approach of these Schools ensures that BCUHB staff studying at Bangor University, whether on an undergraduate, short CPD, masters or Professional Doctorate course, have access to learning opportunities that are at the forefront of the science and practice of medicine and healthcare.

Healthcare Sciences

Undergraduate Courses (Inc. Nursing, Midwifery, Radiography & Health Studies)

Postgraduate taught courses (Inc. PG Dip Adult Nursing, MSc’s in Leading Quality Improvement, Dementia Studies, ACP etc.)

Postgraduate Research Courses (in Prof. Doc in Healthcare, Masters in Health Economics, Ageing & Dementia)

CPD & Short Courses


Medical Sciences

Undergraduate courses (Inc. Biomedical Sciences, Medical Sciences)

Postgraduate Courses (in PGDip Physicians Associate, MSc Genomics and Precision Medicine)

CPD & Short Courses