Shaping the future for children’s nursing practice, NU3048 Short Course

Shaping the future for children’s nursing practice, NU3048 Short Course
At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

6 days in the classroom over 12 weeks. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Will next be available in the 2015-16 academic year.

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course Content

Course Outline:
(20 credits at level 6)

This module is aimed at all nurses who work in child healthcare settings, whatever their level of experience and nursing role within their organisation. The module aims to critically appraise the many changes that have taken place in child health related services and facilitate the development of leadership skills and knowledge in relation to the nursing of children and young people.

Topics and debates covered include:

  • Contemporary child related policy – how does this guide practice and how can we as nurses influence policy making?
  • Leadership in children’s services – how to evaluate our leadership roles and develop excellence in practice?
  • Children and families as service users – how to use child / parental opinion and feedback to guide and further our practice as nurses caring for children and young people?

There is a core focus on professional development through the development of a personal development plan via 360 degree review, which is introduced early on in the module and is developed as you progress through to completion. You will be guided through this process by an enthusiastic module teaching team and will also be asked to approach your peers, colleagues and clients in practice for feedback and support so helping you to meet the key dimensions of the KSF map as indicated below. Teaching approaches include lectures, seminars and lots of interaction in small group activities.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

PDP including 360 degree performance review

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

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 1, 3-5

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-8

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.


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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 details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

Or, if appropriate, via CPD-Apply:

For further information:

Module information: Julie Cummings, Senior Lecturer 01772 89373773

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

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