This course can only be taken as part of a programme
The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Continuing Professional Development Framework (HSS CPD Framework) offers stand-alone credit bearing ‘work-based’ units at 7 which relate to professional roles, be they in the health professions or social work and social care. Culmination of a pre-requisite numbers of credits, lead to a MA Advanced Practice or interim award.
The structure of the Framework is such that you can take ‘bite sized chunks’ of study according to your needs and select to exit with credit only from a single unit or two, or alternatively continue for a whole award. Learning is based on the philosophy of the facilitation of education that focuses on the needs of clients rather than that of a particular profession, by providing you with learning which supports you to develop ‘the skills and confidence to work effectively in an increasingly complex working environment’ (Department of Health 2012:15).
Course exit points
There are various entry and exit points.
Please see the programme diagram under 'Downloads' on the right hand side of this page.
For students who registered on their first level 7 CPD unit with Bournemouth University prior to 01 February 2018 the maximum completion time to MA is 10 years. For students who undertake their first level 7 CPD unit with Bournemouth University after 01 February 2018 the maximum time in 5 years.
Why study MA Advanced Practice at BU?
Normally students may enter Level 7 study if they have been awarded:
Fees and funding:
You will need to pay or indicate employer support of payment for unit or course fees to the university.
Applicants should contact their employing organisation for further details.
The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences has contractual arrangements with NHS organisations and Local Authorities for pre-paid places on specified modules including NHS South of England. If you work within Dorset & Somerset or Hampshire & Isle of Wight you may be able to access the pre-paid places. These arrangements allow NHS Trusts and Local Authorities to nominate the staff they wish to send on each unit or course.
The pre-arranged agreements allow individuals, such as yourself, a route to access appropriate professional development opportunities that are seen as strategically important to your organisation (in consultation with your Line Manager/Education Co-ordinator). All requests for pre-paid places must first be agreed by your organisation prior to completing an application.