Foundation training (Development Module)

Who is the course designed for?

The Development of Multiple Sclerosis Care and Management for Specialists is a three-month course by the MS Trust. It is designed for new in post (minimum three to six months) MS specialist nurses, therapists and other health professionals who specialise in supporting people with MS.

The module provides a strong foundation of MS knowledge upon which further specialist knowledge can develop. It covers a range of clinical and professional issues relevant to health professionals undertaking a specialist role.

The MS Trust has entered into a collaborative partnership with The Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at Birmingham City University to deliver this module. Your assignment can earn you 20 credits at Level 6 (undergraduate) or Level 7 (Masters).

Start dates

The Development Module dates for 2024 are:

  • 13-16 May 2024
  • 10-13 Sep 2024

To register your interest please complete the booking form below or email

How the course is delivered

The course starts with a week of hybrid learning. Four days will be located at the Cromwell Hotel in Stevenage for in person teaching, and one day will be online. After the taught sessions you'll have three months to work on your assignment. This course is equivalent to 200 study hours. You will receive continued support for your assignment via online tutorials.

Entry Requirements

You must be working at Band 6 or above to be eligible for this course. We would also expect you to:

  • have been in post for at least three months, and
  • have a caseload where 50% or more patients have MS.


The MS Trust is committed to offer a fixed number of fully funded places to those working in a MS Specialist Nurse role. Nurses working in other roles (i.e. MS support nurse, MS infusion nurse) should contact the MS Trust for advice about funding your learning.

There are bursary options available for therapists and other health care professionals who specialise in supporting people with MS, please look here for funding options

NHS Trusts also have education funding available if you apply for them.

The cost for the course, for those not entitled to a funded place, is £1,780 + VAT. This includes the cost to register with Birmingham City University (£280) to complete the assignment, please note the assignment is compulsory. Please contact for further details.


To register your interest please complete the booking form below or email

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