Taught course

Professional Practice

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

You will: - be a Health/Social Care Practitioner who holds current registration with their professional body in the UK (where this is a requirement for the profession). - hold a degree in a professional health/social care related subject* - be working in a relevant health/social care environment in order that you can meet the learning outcomes of the course** *If you hold an Advanced Diploma in healthcare related field e.g. Nursing, you can access this course by completing a portfolio. This means you wouldn't have to 'top-up' to a degree first. We can explain more about this if you would like to know more. ** If you are wishing to work towards a badged award, you must be working in that specific area of practice/health/social care provision. You will be asked to confirm this when you apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This flexible, part-time course has been designed for healthcare practitioners who have recently qualified or are working in a new area of practice and wish to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge.

You can opt for a generic award in professional practice or have the focus of your studies recognised through a badged award in one of the following areas:

  • Complex Mental Health Needs
  • Acute Care
  • Frail and Older People
  • Intensive/Critical Care
  • Out of Hospital Care
  • Dementia and Nutrition
  • Midwifery
  • Substance Misuse
  • Children and Young People

The first module (maximum of 20 academic credits) can be studied at Level 6. This will help promote your confidence if you've had a break in your studies, since qualifying/commencing work and it will help support the further development of your critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis skills, preparing you to undertake Level 7 study.

The course is made up entirely of option modules - you choose modules relevant to your area of clinical practice/CPPD needs. There is a wide and exciting range to select from.

Information for international students

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above (including at least 6.5 in the written paper). Contact our International Office to find out what international qualifications you need to get onto a course www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    September start

Course contact details

Course information
0800 036 8888