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BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Development (Health and Social Care):Via work based learning

University of Salford
Health and Social care Faculty
Contact Provider
University of Salford, Salford, M6 6PU, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

This course takes into account individual learning needs and, most importantly, your workplace. It provides you with the opportunity to learn at work, from work and for work.

  • It centres on individual and workplace development and is designed to be tailored to your needs
  • That means you will be learning exactly what you need to learn

Your assessment too will be based on real work activities. This will benefit you and your employer and help you to make a real difference within your practice area whilst gaining a qualification that will improve your career prospects.

The course is open to nursing, health and social care practitioners from the NHS, Social Work, Private and Voluntary Sectors and Third Sector. It provides:

  • A creative way of learning, encouraging you to focus on your learning by identifying "real life" issues in the work place
  • A learning process rather than a teaching process, which encourages you to take responsibility and develop the skills you need
  • It brings together self-knowledge, expertise at work and formal knowledge and makes you into a lifelong, reflective learner
  • It provides you with a mechanism for valuing and changing practice and, above all, the confidence to do something about it

What qualifications do I need to study Professional Practice Development?

Great support

Elements of work based learning include reflections on work practices, reviewing and learning from experience and problem-solving within a working environment.

This way of learning may seem daunting at first, especially for those used to the talk and board approach of taught programmes, so we make sure we provide all our students with the support and guidance they need. Although this is a new course, we already have positive feedback from those students who started in September.

An investment in your future

You'll find us on the Allerton Campus of the University which includes the Mary Seacole Building, with state-of-the-art clinical rooms, lecture theatres and office, providing some of the most up-to-date facilities in the UK.

Many of our staff are active in research and the Faculty is home to a vibrant and friendly Research Institute that explores a wide range of health and social care issues.

Virtual Learning

You will get additional support through Blackboard, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It can be accessed by registered users from anywhere in the world by using the Internet and provides a range of possibilities, including:

  • The delivery of course materials, such as handbooks, lecture handouts, slides and web links which can be accessed easily by students both on and off campus
  • The use of discussion boards that allows discussion between staff, students and others
  • Online exchanges between staff, students and others who can be logged into a virtual classroom
  • Taking online assessments with automatic marking and feedback facilities

Exploring the evidence base

While our aim is to provide you with all the support and guidance you need to successfully complete this course, you will also have access to a vibrant research community:

  • A creative and dynamic environment for the conduct of ground-breaking research that has a direct impact upon health and social care policy and practice
  • Inter-disciplinary research that unites academics, researchers, postgraduate students and research users in a shared community of enquiry
  • Partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of organisations and researchers in the UK and internationally

This means that we are able to offer a wealth of experience across a diverse range of disciplines that will enhance your learning experience.

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