Workforce development education

Workforce development education and training

Kingston University and St George’s, University of London have agreed to structural changes that mean the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, jointly managed by the two institutions, will no longer continue in its current form from 1 August 2022. As a result, there will be a change to the university structure in which programmes that are currently part of the joint Faculty are delivered.

Under proposals being developed:

  • the School of Nursing and School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work, which run the Kingston University programmes offered through the joint Faculty, will move formally to Kingston University. They will form a new Faculty with Kingston University’s School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry
  • the Centre for Allied Health, which manages the majority of St George’s programmes in the joint Faculty, will move formally to St George’s, becoming part of the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education.

Both institutions remain committed to ensuring all students, both now and in the future, receive a high-quality learning experience that enhances their knowledge, skills and professional development. Students and our external partners will be kept fully updated once decisions have been made.

Our workforce development programmes for the 2022-23 academic year have not yet been finalised. Please check back for further updates, which we’ll publish as soon as they’re available.


Kingston and St George’s is a leading provider of workforce development modules, study days and degrees for practicing social workers and healthcare professionals. We are a preferred provider of education and training for Health Education South London (HESL), and have a proven track record for excellence and innovation in health and social care. Our wide portfolio of workforce development education is informed by research and we place a strong focus on real-world learning.

We bring professionals from different backgrounds together to share ideas and develop new ways to improve service. We also have a long-standing reputation for providing the right support to our students and improving their career prospects from the day they start studying with us.

Why choose us?

  • We are a joint institution informed by two leading London universities
  • We share a campus with a major London hospital – St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Interprofessional education is at the heart of all our courses and drives our teaching. Our wide range of health and social care education provides all our students the opportunity to learn alongside other health and social care professionals, to understand other disciplines, and improve treatment and care for patients and service users
  • We are rated top in London for almost all our disciplines in the 2020 Guardian league tables
  • St George’s, University of London is ranked in the Top 250 of 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • Our health and social care research has been deemed ‘world-leading’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) – informing global policy and practice for health and social care
  • We are endorsed by the College of Social Work, a prestigious acknowledgement of excellence in social work education
  • Our modules and study days are led by practice relevant issues, research and policy
  • We teach over 170 plus modules and 33 workforce development study days annually
  • St George’s, University of London is the only university in the UK solely dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research
  • Our courses are delivered through over 30 relationships with independent, accredited UK health and social care organisations and professional bodies
  • Our teaching is delivered across three campuses within close proximity to central London
  • Excellent teaching facilities equipped with the latest technology
  • Our students share their learning with 21,000 Kingston University students and 4,000 St George’s students