Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Apprenticeship)

University of Leeds · School of Healthcare

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Entry requirements

Applicants must;

  • Be currently registered with an appropriate health / social care professional body.
  • Possess a Degree in a health / social care related discipline from a recognised. higher education institution. (Normally this will be an Honours degree at 2:1. classification or above. However, consideration will be given to suitable applicants. who do not have an Honours degree or who do not have a 2:1 classification).
  • Be working in an advanced practice role or as trainee advanced clinical practitioner at the start of and throughout the programme.
  • Have a satisfactory application and interview.

In addition, prior to being submitted for the End Point Assessment students will be required to show that they have achieved GCSE English Language / English Literature and Mathematics at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme), or have achieved Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics (or any agreed equivalencies).

Opportunities for accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL) are available.

Eligible students will be interviewed either as part of their employer’s recruitment process or separately within the University.

Apply by 31 July 2021 for September 2021 entry.

Apply by 30 November 2021 for January 2022 entry.

Trainee ACP roles will be advertised by the local Trusts / Employers from March 2021.

Applicants must either be already working as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner or must have secured a trainee Advanced Clinical practitioner role prior to application.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is for experienced health and social care practitioners who are either currently working in an advanced clinical practice role or who have obtained a trainee advanced clinical practitioner role prior to starting the programme. It is designed to support your development under the four pillars of advanced practice.

  • Clinical Practice
  • Leadership and Management
  • Education
  • Research

Advanced clinical practice embodies the ability to manage clinical care in partnership with individuals, families and carers. It includes the analysis and synthesis of complex problems across a range of settings, enabling innovative solutions to enhance people’s experience and improve outcomes. Students will be required to demonstrate core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

The programme aims to keep the assessment load at a manageable level whilst ensuring that you are adequately prepared for the role. As such whenever possible, assessment methods will support day to day practice and will test practice applicable knowledge and skills. The aim is for the assessment to be of use within the workplace as well as providing evidence that you have achieved the learning outcomes for the module.

A range of assessment methods are used in the various modules that will make up this programme. Any student’s variety of assessments will depend to a large extent on the optional modules selected.

In addition to the module assessments you will be required to complete a range of core clinical competencies as well as specific ones determined by your employer.

Information for international students

This programme is not open to international students as it does not meet the tier 4 study visa requirement.

Fees and funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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