Professional Practice

Built around you and your work

Our Professional Practice programmes provide a flexible, innovative framework which allows you to negotiate a course to deliver a work based project which meets your needs and enables you to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters Degree.


The main focus is a work based project rather than theoretical academic study.  This is supported by your own personal learning and development programme. You will benefit from a highly relevant, customised course which also delivers outcomes for your employer.


The scale and scope of the project depends on the target award.  A small scale project might include an investigation to identify recommendations for change.  A large scale project might be a substantive development such a designing a new service or developing and implementing a new policy.  This would require demonstration of effective leadership, engagement of stakeholders, effective project management as well as knowledge and understanding pertinent to the specific project.


Employers also benefit by using the framework to enhance and accredit staff development schemes and to link staff development directly to service improvements and innovation projects.

The programme design follows these steps:

1. Personal Planning Session
2. Meet your Work Based Learning Mentor and fellow students
3. Make your claim for credit for prior learning (optional)
4. Plan your programme, your target qualification, timescales and optional modules
5. Undertake your chosen modules
6. Plan and carry out your project

At all stages we work with you to meet your needs and the needs of your organisation.


Please call us for an informal chat on 01524 593318

They really went the extra mile to assist and make my learning experience a pleasurable one

Ed Fletcher

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