Work based learning

Key features

This 20 credit module, which can be taken at either degree level or masters level, enables you to undertake an individual work based project and meet a set of agreed learning outcomes for a specified programme of study.




Module code 

HEAD391 / APP752

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location 

Work based 

HEAD391 course details (degree level) 

Identifies, in collaboration with your employer and University of Plymouth module lead, work based objectives and develops a learning contract specific to these objectives. You will need to identify what learning is needed and identify ways to evidence and evaluate development.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and manage personal and professional learning needs.
  • Evidence learning and development in relation to work based objectives.
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of field of practice, project context and mechanisms required to instigate change/develop practice or maintain good practice.
  • Apply critical analysis of theory and research to practice development.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is coursework.

(Please note that the assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit.)

APP752 course details (masters level) 

Identifies, in collaboration with your employer and University of Plymouth module lead, work based objectives and develops a learning contract specific to these objectives. You will need to identify what learning is needed and identify ways to evidence and evaluate development.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and manage personal and professional learning needs.
  • Synthesise the evidence of learning and development in relation to work based objectives.
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge and deep understanding of field of practice, project context and mechanisms required to instigate change/develop practice or maintain good practice.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is an essay.

(Please note that the assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit.)

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.

Access to: 

  • application forms 
  • change of name forms
  • pre-course information
  • downloadable guides
  • student card.

Visit our admissions homepage for full details.

Module dates

11, 18 February 2021. 

Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers.

In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date.

Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programmes can these modules count towards?

The degree-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module for the following programmes:

The masters-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways.

For further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

COVID-secure module delivery

The University is adhering to government guidance relating to COVID-secure operation. For this reason, modules are being delivered in a variety of formats, with much content delivered online, either in an interactive manner (i.e. requiring participation at the allotted times), or sometimes in a passive manner (i.e. you may be able to conduct some of the study outside of the typical taught hours of 09:00–17:00).

Some sessions, particularly clinical assessments, will continue to be delivered face-to-face with appropriate risk-mitigating measures in place. Others may allow you the option of attending face-to-face or synchronously engaging on-line with peers who attend face-to-face.

When you receive confirmation of your enrolment on a module, you will be granted access to our Digital Learning Environment (DLE or Moodle). You should access this prior to the start of your module to determine the teaching format of the module’s sessions.

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on these modules you must:

  • be a registered health and social care professional or health and social care worker in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree to study the module at degree level, or
  • be a registered health and social care professional or health and social care worker ideally in possession of previous study at degree level to study the module at masters level.

You will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees 

Please see our Professional Development module fees page.