Studying PGCert Advanced Practice when working with People with Learning Disability and or Autism, you will be required to undertake the following core modules:
- Leading Advanced Person Centred Care and support for Individuals with Learning Disability and or Autism (20 credits)
- Improving Service Delivery, Health and Wellbeing for People who have Learning Disability and or Autism (20 credits).
- Work-based learning (20 credits)
The 3 modules of this programme are contemporary, in that they meet the needs of the stakeholders and will continue to do so in the future. The programme is designed around the capabilities framework for advanced practice learning disability and or autism
This programme has been specifically developed to meet the continuing professional development needs of individuals who are working with people with learning disability and or autism. The programme is designed to enable you to apply your learning to your own health and social care context. The programme aims to enhance your skills, working across the HEE (2020) capabilities framework for advanced practice when working with people with learning disability and or autism.
This programme has been specifically developed to meet the continuing advanced professional development needs, educating professionals/individuals who work with people who have a learning disability and/or autism as advised by Health Education England (2020) in the Capabilities framework. This programme has been created to align with workforce development and supports the progression of staff, in accordance with the standards set by professional, statutory and regulatory bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
- Leading Advanced Person Centred Care and support for Individuals with Learning Disability and or Autism (20 credits) - One semester
- Improving Service Delivery, Health and Wellbeing for People who have Learning Disability and or Autism (20 credits) - One semester
- Work based learning (20 credits) - 300hours of advanced clinical practice - to be completed over three semesters
Programme specification (PDF)
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
The University’s standard criteria for admissions apply. Please refer to the Applicant Information pages of the University website for more information. The decision to offer a place on the programme is at the discretion of the programme leader.
The following additional requirements apply for entry to this programme
- Be registered with a relevant health/social care related UK Professional Statutory Regulatory Body
- Support from employer – provision of clinical supervisors (HEE 2020)
- HEFCE - GEN - Degree 1st or 2nd Hold a health/social care-related professional qualification and higher education degree
Making your application
Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact email@example.com for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
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We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
- Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
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suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
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