Entry and Admissions

Award Type:


Ancillary Award:




Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Two-Five years


School of Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:


Entry Requirements:


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).


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 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.

DBS Checks:

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the College 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 College 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.

Course Content

Course Outline:

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.

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)

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:

Learning Environment & Assessment:

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.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

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
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839


UCAS Code:

Short Form of Course:

Institution Code Name: CLANC

Institution Code: C30

Campus Site: U

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United Kingdom

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

College of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839