Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Adult, Child and Mental Health routes)

London South Bank University · Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the course, applicants will be required to have the following:


  • Current professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • A minimum of 3 years post-registration experience on entry to the course

Academic qualifications

  • Evidence of a minimum of 90 undergraduate degree level healthcare related credits


  • Be employed at minimum of Band 6 or equivalent
  • Employed* for a minimum of 30 hours per week in one relevant clinical environment, with access to appropriate clinical support and supervision for the development of knowledge and skills to an advanced level. *This excludes students who are working in a locum or agency basis.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate employer support for all of the following (even where individuals are self-funding) for the applicant to undertake this course at LSBU:

  • Support for development of the applicant to an advanced level within the workplace while on the course, to enable evolution of the scope of practice and responsibilities
  • Willingness to release the student to enable them to dedicate the equivalent of 3 hours minimum per week throughout the calendar year (in addition to the study days in university) as protected learning time to enable the student to work in a 'supernumerary capacity' to focus on their clinical/professional development evidenced by completion of the practice based learning activity requirements and the practice based learning records.
  • For the student to organise for a doctor/qualified advanced practitioner to act as their designated "Practice Facilitator" to supervise and support the applicants overall clinical development and facilitate completion of specified practice-based learning activities. Sign off for specific aspects of learning is required during the course (this responsibility can be shared with other senior experienced clinical colleagues however nomination of an overall Practice Facilitator is required).
  • Provision of day-to-day supervision and support by an experienced clinical team to enable the development of the knowledge, skills, behaviours, competence and confidence commensurate with this level of practice

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Advanced practitioners are now in demand in all sectors of the health service. This course provides the opportunity to study with the highly regarded School of Health and Social Care at LSBU, which has over 20 years experience educating nurses and more recently allied health professionals and pharmacists to work safely and effectively at an advanced level of clinical practice.

There are three routes available: Adult, Child and Mental Health. Each has been has been designed to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and behaviours commensurate with the Health Education England Multiprofessional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (2017). This comprises of four pillars (Clinical Practice, Management/Leadership, Education and Research) with a range of capabilities specified under each.

Our course provides thorough preparation not only for advanced nurse practitioners, but also for advanced clinical practitioners and health professionals who wish to work at a higher level of practice.

It has been developed for both experienced qualified registered nurses and other health professionals working in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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