Taught course

Foundation In Professional Practice

De Montfort University · School of Applied Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate level Minimum of 60 credits at Level 6 in a course leading to a professional registration BSc level Minimum of 120 Level 4 credits, plus 120 Level 5 academic credits in a course leading to professional registration (for BSc level) Effective registration with a UK Professional Regulatory and Statutory Body (PRSB) You will need a suitably qualified work-based preceptor English language requirements: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

PG Cert/BSc (Hons)

Months of entry


Course content

This is a unique course aimed for at newly registered practitioners, providing the opportunity to gain an additional academic qualification based on your everyday practice and work activities.

The course is based upon Flying Start (England) flyingstartengland.nhs.uk which is a nationally developed learning tool, encompassing the principles of the Preceptorship Framework for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

It aims to support your learning and build your confidence during your first year of professional practice

I t brings together and links your professional registration requirements, development needs, and the NHS Knowledge
and Skills Framework (KSF).

Provides the opportunity for you to gain new knowledge, experience and skills in the rapidly changing area of healthcare

Offered at two levels, BSc and PG Cert so you can enter at the relevant level to suit your continuing professional development (CPD) needs

Developed in collaboration with Leicester Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), ensuring that the course reflects yours, and your organisations development needs

The course has been created to ensure that the Flying Start core principles are met, and is linked with the KSF, both of which
enhance your professional development throughout the duration of your study. The course is based around your everyday work
activities, making it very easy to fit study around a busy life

Fees and funding

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfees
for information

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

De Montfort University
+44 (0)116 257 7700