Taught course

Developing Clinical Skills -Single module

University of Salford · College of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Registered nurse. A graduate or graduate equivalent. We welcome applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or significant relevant experience, subject to approval through a process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). You will also need: Line managers support for work-based supervision and assessment of clinical skills agreed through a tripartite learning agreement. A practice-based supervisor and assessor to facilitate the development of clinical skills. Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply. Supporting information: You should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 6/ 7. Personal statement: Please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module. Suitable For: Qualified nurses who wish to develop their practice further and enhance their career opportunities.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Three good reasons to study Developing Clinical Skills -Single module at Salford:

  • Build on your current skills and knowledge in order to create and implement new approaches to care delivery that meet the needs of your client group
  • Competently perform specific skills at an advanced level, whilst demonstrating critical thinking skills and the use of the evidence base
  • Delivered by staff who are experts in their area

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of the MSc Nursing

This module will explore:

  • Advancing practitioner roles
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating patient care
  • Legal and ethical principles
  • Strategies for knowledge and skill acquisition
  • Local health issues

Suitable For:

Qualified nurses who wish to develop their practice further and enhance their career opportunities.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency equating to IELTS 7 band score or above

Fees and funding

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system: www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.

Qualification and course duration


part time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Clinical skills portfolio/Log of skill activity50

Course contact details

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