Professional Practice (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2-3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

Our BSc (Hons) Professional Practice is a flexible course which has been specifically developed to meet the needs of healthcare workers who wish to update their professional practice whilst working towards a recognised degree level qualification. This course provides access to a wide range of generic modules that are relevant across a variety of healthcare settings, along with specialist modules that allow development towards specific areas of expertise. The award has been designed to provide the opportunity to share professional insights and knowledge in a multi-professional forum. This course is specifically designed to ensure that qualified staff can top up to degree level from their original diploma.

Course

Highlights

  • Top up your qualification to a complete BSc (Hons).
  • Flexible part time study.
  • Supportive and dedicated teaching staff with industry experience.

Additional

Information

Schedule

This course can only be studied on a part-time basis. This model of study offers you a highly flexible programme of professional development, allowing a combination of work and study.

In addition to your attendance at the University of Northampton, you are also supported in your learning through a range of internet resources and online learning technologies.

Course Details

This award is offered as part of the post-registration Healthcare framework within the Faculty of Health and Society at the University of Northampton. The award is divided into modules and each module is credit rated. You will need to accumulate 120 credits in order to achieve this award.

Assessments

A range of assessment is used including presentations, essays, reflective studies, portfolios, vivas, case studies and OSCEs and examinations.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course gives practitioners the opportunity to top up their existing qualifications to a full degree. A number of staff choose to take a stand alone modules such as the Mentorship Programme based in Northampton or Milton Keynes.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet all of the following entry requirements in order to be eligible to apply for this course:

  • attainment of 240 credits of which 100 must be at level five (Diploma). Applicants who have not attained 100 level five credits as a result of certificated learning may undertake the Learning Through Experience (APL/APEL module) 60 credits module number APEL1002) and make a claim for up to another additional 60 credits
  • due to the work-based nature of the award students should currently be employed in a suitable workplace environment to support learning and assessment on the programme
  • registration with the NMC or evidence of an appropriate professional qualification
  • applicants whose first language is not English will be asked to provide evidence of an IELTS certificate (or equivalent) with a score of at least 6.5 in each area is required
  • modules will also be available on a stand-alone basis (excluding the practice focused research project) – continuation on the programme will only be permitted if candidates meet the programme entry criteria

For more information on how to apply for this course please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Practice-Focused Research Project (40 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSC4001
    Core Module Y
  • Health and Social Research Methods for evidence based practitioners (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSC3001
    Core Module Y
  • Tissue Viability (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSC3003
    Core Module N
  • Mentorship Programme Level 6 (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: MID3021
    Core Module N
  • Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (40 Credits Credits)
    Module code: NUR3015P
    Core Module N
  • Leading Clinical Teams (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSC3005
    Core Module N
  • Reflective Practice (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSC3010
    Core Module N
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribers Formulary (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: NUR3024P
    Core Module N
  • Adult Acute Care (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSC3009
    Core Module N
  • Surgical Nursing Development Course (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: NUR3045
    Core Module N
  • Orthopaedic Development (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: NUR3034
    Core Module N
  • Enhanced Skills for Clinical Practice (20 Credits Credits)
    Module code: NUR3026
    Core Module N

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,000
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credits

Please note that this course is not designated for student support from Student Finance England.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 05/12/2018

  • Our BSc (Hons) Professional Practice is a flexible course which has been specifically developed to meet the needs of healthcare workers who wish to update their professional practice whilst working towards a recognised degree level qualification. This course provides access to a wide range of generic modules that are relevant across a variety of healthcare settings, along with specialist modules that allow development towards specific areas of expertise. The award has been designed to provide the opportunity to share professional insights and knowledge in a multi-professional forum. This course is specifically designed to ensure that qualified staff can top up to degree level from their original diploma.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Top up your qualification to a complete BSc (Hons).
    • Flexible part time study.
    • Supportive and dedicated teaching staff with industry experience.
  • This award is offered as part of the post-registration Healthcare framework within the Faculty of Health and Society at the University of Northampton. The award is divided into modules and each module is credit rated. You will need to accumulate 120 credits in order to achieve this award.

    Assessments

    A range of assessment is used including presentations, essays, reflective studies, portfolios, vivas, case studies and OSCEs and examinations.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Schedule

    This course can only be studied on a part-time basis. This model of study offers you a highly flexible programme of professional development, allowing a combination of work and study.

    In addition to your attendance at the University of Northampton, you are also supported in your learning through a range of internet resources and online learning technologies.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course gives practitioners the opportunity to top up their existing qualifications to a full degree. A number of staff choose to take a stand alone modules such as the Mentorship Programme based in Northampton or Milton Keynes.

  • You will need to meet all of the following entry requirements in order to be eligible to apply for this course:

    • attainment of 240 credits of which 100 must be at level five (Diploma). Applicants who have not attained 100 level five credits as a result of certificated learning may undertake the Learning Through Experience (APL/APEL module) 60 credits module number APEL1002) and make a claim for up to another additional 60 credits
    • due to the work-based nature of the award students should currently be employed in a suitable workplace environment to support learning and assessment on the programme
    • registration with the NMC or evidence of an appropriate professional qualification
    • applicants whose first language is not English will be asked to provide evidence of an IELTS certificate (or equivalent) with a score of at least 6.5 in each area is required
    • modules will also be available on a stand-alone basis (excluding the practice focused research project) – continuation on the programme will only be permitted if candidates meet the programme entry criteria

    For more information on how to apply for this course please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Practice-Focused Research Project (40 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSC4001
      Core Module Y
    • Health and Social Research Methods for evidence based practitioners (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSC3001
      Core Module Y
    • Tissue Viability (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSC3003
      Core Module N
    • Mentorship Programme Level 6 (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: MID3021
      Core Module N
    • Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (40 Credits Credits)
      Module code: NUR3015P
      Core Module N
    • Leading Clinical Teams (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSC3005
      Core Module N
    • Reflective Practice (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSC3010
      Core Module N
    • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribers Formulary (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: NUR3024P
      Core Module N
    • Adult Acute Care (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSC3009
      Core Module N
    • Surgical Nursing Development Course (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: NUR3045
      Core Module N
    • Orthopaedic Development (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: NUR3034
      Core Module N
    • Enhanced Skills for Clinical Practice (20 Credits Credits)
      Module code: NUR3026
      Core Module N
    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,000
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credits

    Please note that this course is not designated for student support from Student Finance England.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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