The course is aimed at all health and social care staff who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills as advanced practitioners. Over the past decade, the emergence of competencies, conceptual frameworks and operational tools, together with government and educational drivers, has firmly placed the notion of advanced practice and advanced level nursing as a core development area in the practice workplace. This course is likely to appeal to a wide range of professionals, for example, senior or consultant nurses (or those hoping to move into that role), community matrons/ caseload managers, social work team leaders, managers from prison and probation service, team leaders working in sexual health and substance abuse, midwives, and independent practitioners.
Course Additional Entry
Applicants need a 1st degree (or equivalent professional qualification) in a health or social care related subject (for example a nursing / physiotherapy/social work degree); to be working as a health and social care professional (usually at least 2 years full'time or equivalent), with a significant professional experience for advanced practice. If applicants do not have a 1st degree but possess substantial work experience, they are still invited to apply. In these cases, applicants will be asked to complete a questionnaire which maps practice experience to the learning outcomes for a Level 6 degree and also to present an essay/report to demonstrate their potential for studying at Master's level. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components.
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