This article is aimed at students in The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care.
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Work-based learning is a process through which health practitioners and clinical educators can gain academic credit for learning undertaken in the workplace.

It is used increasingly in the health services to allow qualified staff to progress academically either at BSc or MSc levels while learning in their field of practice.

We offer work-based learning modules with 15 and 30 credits attached at both level 6 (BSc) and level 7 (MSc). The modules can form part of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice or the BSc Clinical Practice, or be taken as free standing modules. Up to 2 work-based Learning modules can be taken at each level.

Educational opportunities arising in the workplace have immediate clinical relevance to practice, employers and to the professional development of individual practitioners.

How is it assessed and what support is there?
Our modules aim to develop critical reflection and improve people's learning skills. Students are assessed on a portfolio of activities demonstrating the learning from a work-based activity and their own development as an independent learner. The portfolio can contribute to evidence of professional development.

The academic support provided for this module is negotiated with the organisation providing the work-based learning opportunities, or with individual students undertaking their own projects in practice.

Students will have an introduction to the module and the opportunity for follow up tutorials delivered by a member of the Faculty teaching staff, either in a group or individually. Students will have access to online learning resources through the university's online learning platform, KEATS.

All students will have a named person in their organisation who is responsible for approving the work based learning activity and their learning plan.