Minor Injuries Management (SCQF level 9) CPD Award

Course code B703

What is special about this course?

This CPD module in Minor Injuries Management (SCQF Level 9) enables you to build upon existing clinical knowledge and skills, thereby enhancing practice. Once you have successfully completed the module, you will be equipped to contribute to the management of minor injuries in a general practice or appropriate alternative setting.

The module supports safe and competent practice within the context of General Practice or an appropriate alternative setting. Successful completion requires that you demonstrate understanding of clinical examination, assessment and management of common minor injuries.

You will be required to evidence 30 hours of supervised practice learning during the module. Practice assessors support, assess and verify supervised hours of practice. 

Assessment comprises of a single case study and a log of supervised practice learning. 

Special features

  • The course is delivered online so you can fit your study around your personal and professional commitments
  • Joint working with clinical stakeholders
  • Informed contemporary practice 

Entry requirements

  • You are required to be a first level nurse or an allied health professional, working full-time or part-time in a general practice or appropriate alternative setting.
  • You should have previously attained a first degree and will normally have at least three years post-registration experience
  • Consideration will be given to applicants with HND level qualifications when this is supported by relevant professional experience
  • All applicants need to evidence current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and confirm that suitable supervision arrangements are in place to meet the supervised practice learning requirement of 30 hours
  • The application deadline for September starts is 21st June 2024
  • The application deadline for January 2025 starts is 15th November 2024

CPD Award

Minor injuries management (SCQF level 9) (20 credits)
The module combines in-depth pathophysiology of minor injuries with person-centred management. Five learning units are included: 

  • Person centred approaches; history taking; child protection; child consent; the older adult; psycho-social aspects; and non-accidental harm
  • Musculoskeletal injuries: upper and lower limb injuries
  • Wounds and bleeding, bites and burns
  • Midline injuries: head, face, eyes, spine and chest  
  • X-ray and the non-medical referrer: ionising radiation medical exposure

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will learn through a combination of video-conference lectures and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors
  • A blended, part-time approach supports online module delivery over a 15-week period. The module incorporates a series of five learning units provided via Brightspace (the University Virtual Learning Environment). Two mandatory virtual study days (weeks 2 and 9) and two optional case-based discussions (week 10) are hosted via WebEx. You will be required to evidence 30 hours of supervised practice learning as an integral component of the module

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 200 hours across 15 weeks

The number of hours indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.

Where can I study my course?

  • Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Inverness

Start date

  • September
  • January


For all students normally domiciled in the UK, and assessed as such for fee status, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
  2022-23 2023-24
Per module (20 credits) £750 £750

This course is not available for international students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK and cannot be studied outside of the UK. For students living in the UK and assessed as international fee status, the following fees will apply:

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

  2022-23 2023-24
Per module (20 credits) £1,010 £1,010

You will also be required to pay for any travel and accommodation costs to attend the induction session at the start of the programme and the face-to-face sessions in year one and two.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time rest of the UK, EU and international postgraduate students for continuous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.


General Practice Nurses and out of hours service applicants may obtain funding via the Scottish Government General Practice Nursing Fund. Further information can be accessed via the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) CPD Connect site.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in:

  • General practice nursing
  • Unscheduled care
  • Primary care
  • Remote and rural healthcare
  • Emergency department nursing

Can I progress into further study?

You may wish to progress from CPD Award Minor Injuries Management (SCQF level 9) to the following course: 

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