Work Based Practice Project, NU3113 - Compulsory for degree Short Course

Work Based Practice Project, NU3113 - Compulsory for degree 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:

21 hours classroom based activity supported by 6 hours individual supervision. Supported by E-Learn

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Next cohort - September 2016 - Mondays: October 03 (10am-12noon), 17 (10am-12noon); February 13 (10am - 2pm); Presentations will be during w/c Apr 03. (9am - 4pm).

Entry Requirements:

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

Course Content

Course Outline:

The module gives students the opportunity to design and develop a proposal to support service improvement and practice development within their own practice setting.

Developing a proposal will help students to communicate, defend and design a robust project. Following completion of the module the student will have a structured plan of action to support them in making changes in the practice setting.

Students may study the module on its own for continuing professional development purposes or as a module on an identified degree route for example BSc (Hons) Professional Practice or BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practitioner.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

The module is assessed by:

a) The production and presentation of a poster which explores an area of practice that requires development.

b) A 3,000 word proposal which articulates a detailed plan of action to facilitate development in practice/service improvement in your area of work.

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 1,2,4,5

General 1,2,5

Information and knowledge 1,2,3

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 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:

Lyndsey McPhail, Principal Lecturer 01772 8955535

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