Healthcare Practice

Practitioner and transferable skills

Communication and practitioner skills assessed throughout

Throughout the course will assess your communication and practice-related skills within practice settings, practice simulation and academic assessments.

Placement providers and health service users involved in assessment

During the course you will be working and studying in clinical settings, within the NHS, private, voluntary and independent sectors. During these placements a mentor or practice assessor will undertake your practice assessments.

As service users (patients and clients) are involved in your studies, they will also play a role in assessments both within practice and simulation.

All teachers registered and practising professionals

Lecturers teaching you on our healthcare-related courses are registered teachers with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or have undertaken a period of study resulting in a teaching qualification recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and/or The Higher Education Academy.

Where lecturers are professional practitioners they have current registration with either the NMC or HCPC and ensure they maintain their practice competency.

Professional recognition and endorsement

Courses approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the Health and Care Professions Council result in professional registration.

After successfully completing the course you will be able to register with the NMC or HCPC and work in related professional areas.

Personal and Professional Development

Regular PAT meetings to confirm development goals

Each full-time student is allocated a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT). You will have regular meetings with your PAT throughout the year so that you can maximise your studies and reach your full potential. They will help you meet your goals and develop your skills as a practitioner.

Ongoing record of achievement developed throughout the course

Students studying professional courses that involve assessments in practice will have an ongoing record of achievement and/or a practice assessment document that enables them to show evidence of their skills development and practice related assessments.

CV timetabled activity

During your course you will develop a curriculum vitae that will enhance your career opportunities. You will be provided with timetabled opportunities to work with practitioners to enhance the relevance and currency of your CV.

Portfolio Experience

50% of course is practice based

All courses that result in registration as a healthcare practitioner have a minimum requirement of 50% of the course being practice based. This is timetabled across the year and may vary across courses.

During the time spent in practice you will be supported by a practice-based mentor or assessor.

Real-life service improvement projects assessed

All students on professional courses are involved in service improvement projects. These projects ensure that students develop the necessary skills and competence to manage change in practice related services.

Professional Recognition and Endorsement

Professional Approval

All courses that lead to professional registration at the point of qualification, are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the Health and Care Professions Council.

LETBs Commissioners monitor quality and regulate demand and supply to future NHS employers

NHS Health Education England’s Local Education and Training Boards usually funded places on our courses. They monitor our courses and regulate the number of training places available thus regulating the supply of the future workforce. We are quality audited by them annually.


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