Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

  • Must be a registered health care practitioner.
  • Normally qualified for a minimum of five years, with a minimum of two years’ experience in your current speciality.
  • Must be working for a minimum of 30 hours per week, employed as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner/Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
  • Must have full support and engagement of your line manager.
  • Must have an identified senior clinical mentor.
  • Normally hold an honours degree In a health-related discipline and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master’s level.
  • Applicants must provide, on application, two references, one should be an academic one and the other a clinical/employer one.

Academic advice

Normally, once the application papers are complete and have been processed, applicants will be invited for informal interview to confirm suitability, and discuss and confirm the choice of pathway.

Additional Requirements: Integrated Apprenticeship

Evidence for selection is gained from applicant’s personal statement, academic qualifications and employer’s recommendation.

Applicants must be registered with a statutory health and/or social care regulator with proof of current registration.

Applicants must demonstrate achievement of English and Mathematics qualifications at a minimum of Level 2, as per general apprenticeship requirements.

Students must remain in continuous appropriate employment throughout the life of the course.

Additional Requirements: Neonatal Pathway

Students on the Neonatal Pathway must be able to work in an area of practice where examination of the newborn can be undertaken. Employer support and appropriate clinical supervision must be evident before commencement of the course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Rooted in Health Education England’s National Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice this course aims to provide continuing professional development for healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds. It is designed to enhance your ability to work across clinical teams and take on leadership responsibilities in multi-disiplinary roles, and ultimately enhance the care provided for patients.

This degree is aimed at healthcare practitioners who want the opportunity to make a real difference and improve standards of practice throughout all aspects of healthcare provision. It is also available as a level 7 apprenticeship, which some trusts fund through the apprenticeship levy.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
+44(0)24 7765 5989