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Work-based learning | HP7024Y | Level 7 | Credits 30 | 2021/22
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Work-based learning | HP7024Y | Level 7 | Credits 30 | 2021/22
30/09/2021 | Intake Closed
30/09/2021 (Online)
10/03/2022 | Intake Closed
10/03/2022 (On Campus)


For more information regarding the Covid pandemic and how it might affect you please visit this page - https://www.healthcare.ac.uk/courses/covid-update/


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
  • 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 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.



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
  6. Critically examine policy and practice guidelines to create efficiency and effectiveness in contemporary healthcare services.
  7. Critically explore change in practice with regards to current resource restrictions within the NHS and optimum patient care.


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



Course Notes

As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, your course may now have to be initially delivered partly online. Please use this link to see what the technology requirements are.




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Course Leader
Name: Susan Strong


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

Mode of Delivery
Blended Learning. On-Campus sessions subject to change. If government advice changes, we may need to update our plans. If we do so, we will update this information, and will keep current students and offer holders informed by email.
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