Taught course

Professional Practice

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Business, Finance and Management

Entry requirements

Normally you are expected to be in a workplace, although this may be in a voluntary capacity. Applications will be considered on individual merit. The selection procedure takes into account a range of factors including formal academic qualifications, prior experience, suitability of employment and motivation for pursuing the programme. This will normally involve an interview and may involve written and IT assessments. Mature applicants without formal qualifications will be required to demonstrate capacity to pursue the Certificate in Higher Education programme successfully.

Months of entry


Course content

The focus of this bilingual professional development provision is on the diverse developmental needs of learners using the workplace as the context for learning. Each learner will undertake an individually negotiated programme of study appropriate to their own specialised area.

Programmes can incorporate the accreditation of employers’ staff development programmes, the accreditation of prior experiential learning and include a range of modules leading to an Award in Professional Practice.

The content is trans-disciplinary and the outcomes are negotiated to suit particular needs and specific workplace contexts. Candidates who undertake this programme are experienced in their vocational area and this provides an opportunity both to justify professional learning and develop further learning which impacts on workplace practice.

Learning and Teaching:

An induction day for all modules is held on campus and additional review days and individual tutorials are arranged. Much of the programme is distance and work-based learning with on-line resources. Each module is separately assessed and will include both various types of formative and summative assessment. There are no formal examinations. For more information on the Wales Institute for Work-based Learning (WIWBL) and the variety of modules available please visit www.uwtsd.ac.uk/wiwbl.

Indicative Core Modules:

  • Learning Plan
  • Recognition and Accreditation of Learning
  • Research Methods
  • Work-based Learning Project

Exemplar Optional Modules

The distinctive portfolio of employment-focused optional modules is delivered through blended learning routes and includes:

  • Mindfulness in the workplace
  • Designing a workplace mentoring process
  • Leadership and Management
  • Leadership in Health and Safety
  • Effective Environmental Management
  • Improving Workplace Safety for Managers

Please note: start dates can vary depending on the module chosen, please contact us for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
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part time
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distance learning
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part time
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full time
Flexible months
part time
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Course contact details

Work Based Learning