Single Module Level 6

Work-Based Learning in Practice (Level 6, 20 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

This module provides the opportunity to develop a work based learning project that demonstrates personal and professional development.


You will:

  • learn strategies for development
  • explore local health issues and initiatives
  • enhance your skills for self-motivating and managing a project
Course details

All about the course

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development. This module explores:

  • Introduction to: Work-based learning, action learning sets, available resources, managing a project
  • Self development: Motivation, structured reflection, interpersonal skills, managing self and change
  • Strategies for development: Self-assessment, peer observation, individual personal review, personal development goal and action planning, action learning sets, personal development review
  • Local health issues: Current local and national policy initiatives, e.g. National Service Frameworks, clinical governance, essence of care, NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, innovations in clinical practice
  • Wider health care setting: Implications of policy, EU directives, professional agenda, and evidence/research- based practice

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

This course combines work-based learning and action learning sets.


Work-based learning project: 4,000 words.

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as a single module for continuing professional development. On completion of this module you will have a framework to use to bring about change in practice.

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This module lasts one semester. 


    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You must: 

    • Have current professional registration in the UK.
    • Be employed in an appropriate clinical setting and have the written consent of your manager to use the clinical area as a learning environment.

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £925 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2024

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