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Work-Based Learning

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code

HESC7017, HESC7018, HESC6013, HESC6014

Start dates

January 2022 / May 2022 / September 2022

Application deadline

1 August (for a September start), 1 December (for a January start), 1 April (for a May start)

Academic level

7, 6

Academic credits

15, 20, 40, 30


These work-based learning modules will enable you to gain recognition and academic credit for learning gained through professional practice or employment.

You'll develop a work-based learning agreement which specifies the learning outcomes to be achieved, the learning activities, resources required, and the evidence of achievement which will be assessed.

The agreement is negotiated between you, your manager or workplace, and a tutor from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Learning support is provided by a tutor and work-based facilitator.

You will be assessed 100% through coursework. Modules will take approximately 10 hours of study per credit.

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How to apply

Entry requirements

You must normally be from a healthcare background and have support from a manager to undertake this module of study.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

English language requirements

In addition to the academic entry qualifications, if your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 6.0 for level 6 study and 6.5 for level 7 study is required for this course.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note

Questions about fees?

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Tuition fees

Questions about fees?

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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.

Careers and professional development

Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. 

Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.