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Course summary

The development of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) role is one of the ways the Government is modernising the National Health Service and reshaping the workforce in order to improve the quality of healthcare and meet the changing needs of the population. Advanced clinical practice is delivered by experienced, registered healthcare practitioners. The role characterised by a high degree of autonomy and decision making in a context of complexity and uncertainty, holding accountability for decisions made.

  • The course consists of theoretical and clinically focused modules that enable you to meet the four pillars of professional practice – clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research. As well as associated core capabilities at the level of advanced clinical practice articulated in HEE (2017) Multi-professional Framework for ACP.
  • The course provides theoretical and clinically focused education and training to support the expansion of practice and the development of new skills; specifically, clinical history taking, clinical examination skills and consultation skills.
  • It offers you the opportunity to enhance your current knowledge and practice related to the four pillars of advanced clinical practice, and may lead to career progression into advanced level roles across all specialties of practice.
  • You will be taught by a team of passionate academics who have a wealth of skills, expertise and professional credibility related to advanced clinical practice.
  • You will be able to study specific routes to support your clinical practice, these include Primary Care, Critical Care, Emergency Care, Mental Health Care and Cancer Care.
Professional links and accreditation: Association of Advanced Practice Educator - International Council of Nurses Advanced Practice Network -


Year 1 Core modules: Core Clinical Assessment, Skills and Decision-making for Advanced Practice Fundamentals of Contemporary Advanced Practice Year 2 One of the following: Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Cancer Care) Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Critical Care) Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Emergency Care) Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Mental Health Care) Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Primary Care) Plus one of the following: This is a compulsory module for all students who are able to register as an Independent Prescriber with their professional body. Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Professional groups unable to register as an Independent prescriber and students who are already qualified as an Independent prescriber will undertake a module from a list which may include: Caring for children and young people Electrocardiograph (ECG) Monitoring and Interpretation Long Term Conditions Management (Diabetes, COPD, Long COVID and Frailty) Managing Minor Injuries Personal and Practice Development Year 3 Core modules: Advancing Clinical Practice Project Advanced Practice Portfolio of Evidence

Assessment method

All modules are supported by the University’s virtual learning environment, Brightspace. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria relevant to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • International Council of Nurses Advanced Practice Network
  • Association of Advanced Practice Educator

Entry requirements

You must hold: * Current registration on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register, Health and Care Professions Council or the General Pharmaceutical Council. A period of 3 years post-registration experience will be required. * A first degree in your specialism or another relevant health related subject is also required, or you must provide other evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £825 Module
Northern Ireland £825 Module
Scotland £825 Module
Wales £825 Module
Channel Islands £825 Module
Republic of Ireland £825 Module

Additional fee information

The part-time tuition fee for UK students at the University of Huddersfield is £825 (Band 4) per 15 credit module. Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance page ( If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available ( Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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