Foundation in Professional Practice BSc

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The Foundation in Professional Practice covers the principles of the Preceptorship Framework and is aimed at newly registered practitioners. You will have the opportunity to gain an additional academic qualification based on your everyday practice and work activities.

Our friendly staff will support your learning and build your confidence during your first year of professional practice. Foundation in Professional Practice brings together and links your professional registration requirements, development needs and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) which all enhance your professional development throughout the duratio…

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About the course

*This course is subject to validation and change

The Foundation in Professional Practice covers the principles of the Preceptorship Framework and is aimed at newly registered practitioners. You will have the opportunity to gain an additional academic qualification based on your everyday practice and work activities.

Our friendly staff will support your learning and build your confidence during your first year of professional practice. Foundation in Professional Practice brings together and links your professional registration requirements, development needs and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) which all enhance your professional development throughout the duration of your study.

It is offered at two levels, BSc and PG Cert so you can enter at the relevant level to suit your continuing professional development (CPD) needs. The course is based around your everyday work activities,making it easy to fit study around your busy lifestyle.

Reasons why you should choose to study Foundation in Professional Practice at DMU
  • Gain new knowledge, experience and skills in the rapidly changing area of healthcare
  • A distance learning course for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
  • Developed in collaboration with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) ensuring the course provision is relevant to current working practices and initiatives from the healthcare sector
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Key facts

UCAS course code: B90049 (Apply direct to DMU)

Duration: One year part-time distance learning

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

  • NMC decision letter
  • Minimum of 120 Level 4 credits, plus 120 Level 5 academic credits in a course leading to professional registration (for BSc level)
  • Effective registration with a UK Professional Regulatory and Statutory Body (PRSB)
  • You will need a suitably qualified work-based preceptor

Interview required: No.

International students:
Applications from international students are welcomed and encouraged. However, if English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 7.0 in all components or equivalent.

Teaching and assessment

Our academic staff have a wealth of experience, with strong clinical background knowledge in preceptorship. Our expertise in delivering distance learning courses, and dedicated technology support, enables us to offer this pathway efficiently and effectively.

You will be assigned an academic e-facilitator to provide academic support and assistance throughout the course. In addition, you will need to arrange a work-based preceptor, who will provide the expertise to guide you through your work-based learning activities and assist you with your portfolio development.

Assessment typically includes reflective essays, a project the development of a professional portfolio.

Graduate careers

Our close links with industry mean the course will meet your development needs and professional registration requirements to support your future career development.

Upon completion of the BSc, you have the opportunity to gain APEL credits and continue studying on the Health and Professional Practice BSc (Hons), as well as opportunities to study a range of Learning Beyond Registration modules and courses at DMU.

Facilities

E-learning facilities include interactive online discussion, the use of podcasts and video seminars where appropriate.

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