If you are undertaking, or are about to undertake, work related projects then this module is ideal. This may include audit, a conference presentation, producing clinical guidelines, role development, mandatory in-service study programmes. The module offers a flexible approach to learning that is primarily for recognition of learning in the clinical environment/employment setting. By formulating a learning agreement, a range of work-based activities or related study can be used and presented in a written form for assessment and the award of academic credit.
For example previous students have used:
Applicants will be assigned to an academic supervisor with whom they negotiate the learning agreement and who will provide one-to-one support. Applicants will consider who can act as a critical friend, practice supervisor/educator in the work place to give them support whilst undertaking the work related activity this could be a manager, matron, practice educator or senior professional.
The course is also offered as an undergraduate award (level 6).
Who is this module for?
Registered healthcare professional normally with one year's post-qualifying practice experience.
Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:
- Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration.
- Hold an Honours degree 2(ii) or above from a UK or Republic of Ireland university. An Honours degree equivalent to a 2(ii) or above from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be accepted. Advice on equivalence of overseas awards will be obtained from the National Recognition and Information Centre for the UK (NARIC).
- Normally have a minimum of one year's post-qualifying practice experience. Module specific practice related requirements and additional entry criteria will apply to some modules and these will be indicated in the module outlines.
Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:
and one of the following completed within the last five years:
Proficiency in English language
Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.
All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George's responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).
Advanced practice route
Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:
Course length: 1 briefing session
Please note that there are no other study days assigned to the work-based learning module. All study time will need to be negotiated with your managers. The submission date of completed project reports/ess