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Preston (Campus code: U)
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.
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.
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: www.uclan.ac.uk/nursingpqf
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
*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.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
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.
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.