Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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Work-based learning | HP7023X | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Work-based learning | HP7023X | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2020/21
02/10/2020 | Available
04/06/2021 | Available
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


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:

  • a clinical audit and prepared a report after presentations in the employing organisation
  • reported on role development as a practice educator and development of a teaching package
  • preparing the introduction of new members of the workforce to extend a scope of practice
  • reviewed and improved a service provision in day surgery
  • acted on developing leadership skills with a change management project

Applicants will be assigned to an academic supervisor with whom they negotiate the learning agreement and then continue to 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.



Programme entry requirements.

Students must be independent learners and autonomous in their assigned work.

Prior to application the candidate must establish that they are able to identify work related learning in order to prepare a reflective analysis or report



After you have applied, you will be invited to attend a briefing session to meet with the module leader. The purpose of this will be to ascertain that the work related project or study programme you have identified will be suitable.

The amount of academic credit and the level of learning you will be completing will then be confirmed by E: and you can enrol to the module.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Systematically examine work-based learning objectives and use innovative solutions which address an initiative for practice development.
  2. Synthesise prior and contemporary knowledge to critically discuss relevant issues.
  3. Critically appraise novel solutions based on best evidence/best practice for a given area of health care provision.
  4. Critically appraise the contribution of their and others? professional development in the delivery of effective care.
  5. Exhibit expert reflexivity of own performance in terms of impact on healthcare provision.


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


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Course Leader
Name: Susan Strong

Self Funding: £425.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

Mode of Delivery
Online learning, work based learning and self-study - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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