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Learning for life

Advance your career with NHS Fife.

At NHS Fife our greatest asset is our people. To support our staff, we offer a comprehensive programme of professional practice and personal development.

To help our staff advance in their chosen career we offer a wide range of courses delivered in a range of formats to ensure that you can continue to develop your skills while working for NHS Fife.

As one of Scotland’s most progressive boards in the field of Practice and Professional Development we have created this online prospectus to outline the opportunities available to you throughout your career with NHS Fife.

Education Programmes

Education programmes

Improve your knowledge and skills, improve patient/person experience. 

Why study with us?

You will study in a dynamic, evolving environment to develop your skills and enhance your career prospects.

You will be supported along the way by experienced Healthcare Practitioners with a lifetime of experience.

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Practice Education Facilitator (PEF) information

A national network of nursing and midwifery registrants that support learning in practice by working with staff within the practice learning environments.


Excellence in care

Read more about how this national framework improves, integrates and coordinates the way quality care services are delivered.

Advanced Practice

Advanced practice

Find out how you can develop your core knowledge, skills and behaviours using the framework.

Healthcare Staffing

Healthcare staffing legislation

Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Career progression

The development pathway and career progression overview focuses on the importance of a sustainable healthcare service that meets the challenges of the 21st century. It recognises the critical role of the workforce in achieving this goal and aims to support registered Nurses and Midwives in their educational and developmental needs to aid in their career development and progression. The pathway is divided into three levels – foundation, individual development, and advanced – and directs staff to various initiatives available both within NHS Fife and beyond. Some elements may be common across all levels.

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Last Updated: 21 November 2023