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Professional Practice BSc (Hons) - Post-registration

UCLan’s Professional Practice degree offers opportunities for students to develop their career; enhance knowledge and skills; gain an academic qualification; develop and promote practice development; take modules individually, accumulate credit towards the degree and pace their study to suit them.

This course will be of interest to health and social care practitioners who are already qualified in their field but who wish to develop their career within practice; enhancing their knowledge and skills, whilst working towards an academic qualification. This degree offers you a wide range of choices, encouraging you to select and plan the route that meets your individual needs, enabling you to enhance your knowledge and skills within your current role and to transfer that knowledge and skills to care for patients and their families across the healthcare continuum. The course will enable you to enhance your knowledge of your role or speciality, clinical competence; expand your clinical capability within the multidisciplinary team, and participate in developing and promoting appropriate practice development to facilitate the delivery of quality health and social care.

This course covers a broad range of subject areas in nursing and health care across a range of themes including; clinical knowledge and skills; mental health and psychosocial care; personal and professional development; children and public health and vulnerable individuals.


How to Apply

Our student selection process is underpinned by  the National  Values Based Recruitment strategy .The selection process has to provide evidence that the future students would aspire to a high standard of excellence in professionalism which is  consistent with the NHS values i.e : working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts.

Application for part-time courses is made directly to the University. Application forms can be obtained from:

Post-registration Recruitment, Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839 or Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Two-Five years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, None

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons) - Post-registration

  • UCAS Code:

    N/A; Short form:

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2018/19

    Full-time: N/A
    Part-time: TBC

  • View 2017/18 Fees

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

GENERAL:

Have a current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health and Care Professions Council, Social Care Council.
Provide at least one reference.
Please note that for individual modules you may be required to be working in clinical practice for at least 18 hours a week.
Hold 120 credits or equivalent at Level 2 study: this should preferably be via a diploma course but for those students with no prior academic credit/ qualifications, an APEL claim demonstrating the ability to study and achieve Level 2 outcomes should be developed (please note that this takes time, an APEL claim should be started at least nine months prior to the start of the academic year in September).
Have the ability to be self-funding or have the commitment of their employer to support course fees.
Have your manager’s support for the course (where appropriate).

SPECIALIST PRACTICE:

You must work at least 18 hours per week in practice.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Your application will be considered on its merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme. You may be invited for an informal discussion before being offered a place. The purpose of this discussion is first to ensure that you understand the nature of the programme and its demands and to plan your modular route leading to the identified award. Identification of financial support will be noted.

ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING:

Accreditation of prior learning will not be available in relation to entry to the final year of Honours degrees, including Top-up degrees. Exceptions up to a maximum of 20 credits will only be considered in the case of recognised awards within a national/regional framework, for example, the professional requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Credit transferred in from outside the University will not be graded. Credit transferred from one UCLan course to another will retain its grade.

Courses at a glance

You may choose any module, in any order, but in order to gain the BSc(Hons) Professional Practice, the following are compulsory:

NU3047 Valuing Research (Taught or e-learning) (20 credits)
NU3192 Practice Based Study (This is studied in your final year) (20 credits)
plus
A further 80 credits at Level 3 from the available module list.

Scheduling of modules may vary. Modules may not be scheduled to run twice per year.

More information about the modules can be found at: www.uclan.ac.uk/nursingpqf

Late Applications

DBS Checks

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.


Learning Environment

Students will have access to on campus facilities including library IT and tutorial support. Some modules may utilise the skills laboratories depending on the module content being studied. A broad range of facilities will be available as is appropriate to the specific module being undertaken.

A range of assessment strategies are used, with the most popular being:-
Written assignments, eg essays, case studies, reflective accounts;
Presentations - oral and poster presentations;
Portfolio development - written and e-portfolio.

Important Information

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2017 Entry | 2018 Entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

* Tuition Fees

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated. Currently the 2018/19 fee level, which is due to increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rates has not been announced by the Government.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.